MY MOTHER’S LOST CHILDREN is an epic family story that unfolds over four continents as the lives of an eccentric Jewish family are thrown into turmoil when two toddlers taken from their mother in 1950s reappear after 40 years.
When Lillian was a young teenage divorcee in 1950s London, her ex-husband took their children, Michelle and Andrew, to the local park on his visiting day. They never returned. The children were told by their father that their mother didn’t want them. However, as they grew up and saw their father’s unorthodox relationship with other women, they realised their mother may have wanted them after all. So, their 20 year search to find Lillian began.
This is a film with surprising and moving emotional twists in a journey of discovering the truth, exposing tragic deception and blocking out facts that are too painful to remember. It is ultimately an uplifting tale of the joy of finding your loved ones that you never expected to see again, discovering a whole new extended family, and proof that nature triumphs over nurture.
This film was commissioned by BBC Storyville and the ABC in Australia, and it has the further financial support from Screen Australia’s Documentary Producer Program.
MY MOTHER’S LOST CHILDREN is having its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival on October 7 where it will be in competition. BBC and ABC broadcast dates in late 2017 will be announced shortly. The film’s British premiere is at the UK Jewish International Film Festival in November 2017.
This film was directed by Danny Ben-Moshe from Identity Films produced by Unicorn Films.
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