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by Antonin Svoboda


“Babies take an active part in the birth process”, explains the therapist. “In other words, the baby creates that process together with the mother.” But what happens in case of complications? “If an intervention oranaesthesia becomes necessary, then this process gets interrupted.” For CRY BABY, CRY Antonin Svoboda accompanied families going through such a stressful experience for more than a year. While the problems faced by couples with their newborn or infants vary considerably, they all share the experience that daily routine has since been put to a heavy test. Although CRY BABY, CRY, complemented by explanatory comments by psychologists, barely leaves the therapist’s room, with its comfy mattresses and cushions, the film goes way beyond that: Indeed, the parents’ fears for their child lead to a confrontation with their own woes – which, on the other hand, represents a new opportunity for them, as well as hope.

international title: Cry Baby, Cry
original title: Cry Baby, Cry
country: Austria
sales agent: coop99
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Antonin Svoboda
film run: 86'
cinematography by: Antonin Svoboda
film editing: Joana Scrinzi
production: coop99, Seidl Film Produktion
distributor: Filmladen
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