This beautiful and heartbreaking short film captures the previous instants of a group of young Russian women who face the possibility of having an abortion.
AWARDS: MDR Film Prize and Honorary Mention. DOK Leipzig/ Second Prize of the Jury. Documenta Madrid/ World Pulse RTP Award and Amnesty International Award. Indie Lisboa/ Special Jury Prize. Okno v Evropu Film Festival/ Special Jury Prize. International Telefilmfestival of Documentary Drama/ Best Documentary Short. Message To Man/ Special Jury Prize. Open Festival of Documentaries/ Award of the Student Union Greifswald. European Film Festival for Documentaries/ Best Documentary. World Independent Film Award/ Best Creative Documentary. Lavrovaya Vetv/ Award Danzante. Huesca International Film Festival
I Will Forget This Day. The instant before an abortion
It may be forgotten. It needs to be forgotten. But it is impossible to forget
This short documentary filmed in a subtle black and white captures in an austere way the previous moments of a group of young Russian women that face the dilemma of having an abortion.
The director succeeds in turning a problem thus-far deemed crucial to women only into something that affects all of us, an existential decision about life and death.