Mum’s the Word – 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 1:00 PM

Ceaseless Translation
Director: Alejandra Saldivar, Experimental, USA, 5 min
A mother’s experience of caring for a child with autism emphasizing the role of hands as symbols of care.

Love Bubbles
Director: Marcel Hobi, Animation, Switzerland, 8 min
Floating on a pink cloud as a couple is easy. It is much more difficult to cope with everyday life and the future together.

Director: Elie Chapuis, Animation, Switzerland, 9 min
Vladimir and Olga raise ducks on a small isolated farm in the countryside. They hope for a child, but this expectation soon turns into a nightmare.

Some Day All This Will Be Yours
Director: Cricket Arrison, Experimental, USA, 11 min
Amidst a riot of crumbling 1970s interior design, Some Day uncannily twists the tropes of motherhood, home, and family legacy.

I Don’t Need Adult Conversation
Director: Vika Evdokimenko, Experimental, UK, 12 min
A new mother dotes on her baby by day, but discovers dark feelings stirring up inside her at night.

The Miracle
Director: Nienke Deutz, Animation, Belgium, 15 min
40-year old Irma goes on a vacation to an all-inclusive resort. Soon after her arrival she realizes the place is meant for young families. Irma has to find her own place in this holiday paradise

Primetime Mother
Director: Sonny Calvento, Narrative, Philippines, 15 min
The audition process for an exploitative game show becomes the latest test of a long-suffering mother’s fortitude and tenacity.

If You’re Happy
Director: Phoebe Arnstein, Narrative, UK, 18 min
A woman struggles with the pressures of motherhood and uses a childish game at a local baby group to vent her fury, sparking an unexpected chain reaction.

Director: Salomon Ligthelm, Narrative, Ukraine, 20 min
The story of a miner on the Ukraine/Russian border who discovers a ringing phone – and tragically so much more.