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Short Years, Eternal Days

트레일러 재생

Silvina ESTÉVEZ

  • Argentina
  • 2021
  • World Premiere
  • 65min
  • G
  • color, b&w

documentary / puerperium / motherhood

SYNOPSIS

Short Years, Eternal Days covers three years in the lives of different women including the director of this film, who tries to make an observational documentary about puerperium. She however soon discovers that this task, as motherhood, is more complex than she thought.

PROGRAM NOTE

It begins in the form of an observational documentary. Director Silvina Estévez captures women in puerperium (the state of a woman immediately after childbirth). However, unexpected questions arise during filming. This documentary includes not only the women who gave birth and are taking care of their babies but also the frank confusion the director experiences while filming these mothers. Each experience has its own complicated individuality. Ideas about maternity and being a mother are all different. People wonder why she makes this documentary despite she’s never been a mother. She searches for the answer to this question by exploring relationships in the family and a lot of women of different ages, while asks herself about what categories of questions being a mother fall into. As a result, the director says all decisions and plans of women to have — or not have — a child is a part of their courage. This documentary sets up for the place of discourse where women freely talk about self-determination and ideas about childbirth and caring beyond time and generation. The black-and-white screen helps viewers not prejudge these people in a specific time. [LEE Eunsun] 

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Director

  • Silvina ESTÉVEZ
    Silvina Estévez is a director, screenwriter and producer, who has a degree in Sociology. Her latest documentary, Short Years, Eternal Days, won as a project the post-production Coral Prize at the Havana Film Festival. All of her works have a gender perspective.

Credit

  • ProducerSilvina ESTÉVEZ
  • Screenwriter Silvina ESTÉVEZ, Brenda HOWLIN
  • Editor Constanza CURIA

WORLD SALES

Punctum Sales / Candela FIGUEIRA / candela@punctumsales.com