Mother Vera


Feature length film, 90’

‘transfixingly beautiful’
Screen Daily

‘sublime and sensorial debut feature’
The Film Verdict

‘absorbing and majestically shot’
The Film Verdict

‘strikes a unique chord in documentary cinema's landscape, blending monastic life's
stark realities with the lyrical beauty of spiritual searching.’
Overly Honest Reviews

‘Exploring the notions of individual freedom and identity, Mother Vera is a touching and
beautifully crafted film, with the final scene being, in my opinion, a poignant example.’
Film Fest Report

‘Like everything else about this carefully crafted film, it’s undeniably stylish but the directors use their eye for a strong image in service of the story, never just for the sake of it.’
Eye For Film 

‘A visually striking and hard-wrought tale of personal salvation’
Journey into Cinema

‘a gorgeously lensed, intensely intimate film, finely eking out a hidden subjectivity and
gently trailing the protagonist’s deepest desires.’
High on Films


World Premiere:
Visions du Réel 2024, main International competition 

Festival Screenings:
Milliunnium Docs Against Gravity, main International competition

Supported by:
- Sundance Film Institute
- Medimed 2020
- Hot Docs Forum 2021 2nd place pitch winner 
- Hot Docs 2023 works-in-progress
- DocFest Meet Market 2023 & Rough Cut Screenings
- Locarno First Look 2023 winner - Creativity Media First Look Award


Directors Cécile Embleton & Alys Tomlinson
Camera Cécile Embleton
Producer Laura Shacham - She Makes Productions
Sound Designer Leonardo Cauteruccio 



www.motherverafilm.co.uk