Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers) is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounters in their desire to become loving parents. Katja and Isabella are happily married and feel the time is right to have a child. As the weeks and months pass by, it becomes clear that the process will be far more fraught than either were prepared for, and even threaten their relationship in unexpected ways. It is a 2013 drama, based on real experiences, in which filmmaker Anna Zohra Berrached shoots every scene with documentary-style realism. Most sequences feel like being improvised, and the unfussy but artful photography continually catches telling details in peoples’ faces, letting us see the true feelings behind their words.