Filmmaker Aljona Surzikova films the arrival of her new baby in the privacy of her family. But the joyful atmosphere is brought to an abrupt halt by the occurrence of an unexpected event.
AWARDS: Festival Manuel Trujillo Durán. Special Mention
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Hot Docs Canada/ IDFA, Netherlands (DOCs for sale)/ Plons International short documentary film festival/ Asiana International Short film festival/ Black nights film festival/ Sound and image challenge international festival/ Artdocfest/ ANNAS ISFF/ Riga international film festival/ Fike Évora - Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens de Évora/ Ji.hlava IDFF/ Festival Ecuatoriano de Cine Atu/ International Film Festival Uno Sguardo Raro/ Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland)
Waiting for a Miracle. A story of motherhood
In this compassionate documentary, Aljona Surzikova unflinchingly captures the joy and mayhem surrounding the birth of a new baby, whose kitten-like mewling is welcomed by all. Viewers are irrevocably drawn into turmoil when events take an unexpected turn.
Giving life to a new human being is a woman's greatest joy. Losing a child is the biggest pain in life, but allows us to see its beauty. Throughout this film, we are reminded that life is a miracle.