Dir. Andrea Testa / Argentina / 2019 / 66’ / Polish premiere
Directors: Andrea Testa
Screenplay: Andrea Testa, Francisco Márquez
Cinematography: Gustavo Schiaffino
Editing: Lorena Moriconi
Sound: Abel Tortorelli
Producers: Luciana Piantanida, Andrea Perner, Francisco Márquez
Production: Pensar con las Manos in co-production with: Insomnia Films, Colectivo Hombre Nuevo
World sales: Kino Rebelde (María Vera)
In the consulting rooms of a public hospital in Argentina, social workers dialogue with pregnant young girls, a woman who has just given birth or ones that are hospitalized due to unsafe abortions. Coming from the environment of extreme poverty and vulnerability, many of them are victims of gender violence. Hence their pregnancies discourage them even more to imagine a hopeful present or future. The film reflects the desires, tensions and fears around forced maternity and clandestine abortion.
Special thanks to María Vera (Kino Rebelde) and the director Andrea Testa.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (Special Mention for Mid-Length Documentary), Hot Docs (Best Mid-Length Documentary), Göteborg Film Festival, RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, IBAFF - Ibn Arabi International Film Festival, Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival, DocMontevideo, Doqumenta - Querétaro Film Festival (Best International Documentary) FicValdivia International Film Festival (Best International Youth Feature), Gimli Film Festival, Women’s World Film Festival, EDOC Encuentros del Otro Cine, Hong Kong International Documentary Festival, Cabíria Festival - Mulheres & Audiovisual, Muestra de cine creado por mujeres “El Sueño de Alicia”, Cinema Vérité International Documentary Film Festival, Transcinema International Film Festival, Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, Filministes Festival de Cinéma Féministe, Human Rights Human Wrongs Documentary Film Festival, VoxFeminae Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
Born in 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her first documentary feature film was "Pibe Chorro" (2016). Her feature-length fiction film "The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis" (2016), co-directed with Francisco Márquez, was awarded as Best International Film at BAFICI and was part of Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival and Horizontes Latinos (Latin Horizons) section at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Her last work, "Mother-Child" (2019) premiered at IDFA, where it received a Special Mention.