Short Film

5 minutes

An older woman stands by a window in an empty house. Her daughters have flown the nest. As she waits for them to call, their memory is brought to life.

HER MOTHERS’ DAUGHTERS explores the relationship between mothers, daughters, memory and imagination.

Commissioned by RTE, the Arts Council of Ireland and Filmbase as part of the RTE Dance-On-The-Box scheme, it screened in Temple Bar in April 2010 and was broadcast on RTE shortly after.

Written and directed by Oonagh Kearney.

Produced by Rachel Lysaght and Steven Davenport for Underground Films, 2010.

Please see IMDB for full cast and crew.

HER MOTHERS DAUGHTERS was selected for DVD by Tenderpixel Gallery in London as part of their experimental film compilation. This DVD was was distributed in the 2011 January edition of Aesthetica Magazine as part of the Aesthetica International Short Film Competition. It was selected for the London ‘Art on the Underground’ programme in 2014 and screened at the BFI and National Theatre in London as part of events to celebrate International Womens’ Day.


Best Art House Film, Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, 2010

Best Made in Cork, Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, 2010

Best Experimental Film, In The Palace International Film Festival, Bulgaria 2011

Best Acting Ensemble, Capalbio International Film Festival, Italy 2011

2nd Place, International Short Film Category, Acquedolci Short Film Festival, Italy, 2011

Jury Special Mention for Choreography, Acquedolci Short Film Festival, Italy, 2011

Best Editing (Josh Levinsky), ÉCU, VII European Independent Film Festival, France March 2012


Best Representation, Underwire Film Festival, London, 2010

Best Cinematography, Acquedolci Short Film Festival, Italy, 2011