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Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

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Credited cast:
Lesya Gongadze ... Herself
Georgiy Gongadze ... Himself (archive footage)
Lubomyr Husar ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamila Alexanian ... Herself
Andriy Fedur ... Himself
Tamar Gegeshidze ... Herself
Ruf Gongadze ... Herself
Vakhtang Kipiani ... Himself
Zenon Korczak ... Himself
Lesya Krypyakevych ... Herself
Lia ... Herself - neighbour
Mariam Lordkipanidze ... Herself
Natalia ... Herself - neighbour
Oleg Panfilov ... Himself
Petro Rabinovich ... Himself
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Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

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About "Mama's Heart. Gongadze"
17 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I've always considered documentary being a higher league in filmmaking. "Mama's Heart. Gongadze" belongs to that league. There are no repetitions or redundancy in the film, each scene and each frame are unique. When I went to the film's premiere, I was expecting to see a concentrated informational document. I expected some type of dryness in the presentation of material. But I was deeply impressed by the emotionally of the picture. Thank's God, this is the first documentary which I was watching and crying along with the full hall of the audience. But these tears were not bitter tears, but tears of pride, love and subtle sensitivity. Lesya Gongadze, as for me, was unknown and, to be frank, seemed superficial. Sure, we knew a kind of journalist Georgiy Gongadze. Sure, we witnessed the noise about his disappearance. Sure, we were aware of the following trials. It would seem that such piece of work might be interesting for biographers, supporters and relatives of Gongadze. But that was not the case about this film at all. Absolutely!!! Every second of the film by Vyacheslav (Slavik) Bihun shows us the acute problems of Ukrainians, mothers. We see her as the person with a very sensual vision, kind as well as the courageous and charismatic mother of Georgiy Gongadze I'd not like to give spoilers, though I really want to tell about the finest moments of the movie, when Mrs. Lesya cannot hold back her teas, holding her son's uniform to her heart. I strongly recommend allotting 75 minute of your time to watch this film. It is especially recommended to young people.


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