Menschenskind!

Marina Belobrovaja
Switzerland, 82 min
World premiere

Marina Belobrovaja called on Noë, a sperm donor, to conceive her daughter Nelly, with the blessing of her family based in Tel Aviv. For the filmmaker, this choice also leads to a series of questions that she shares, between Berlin, Zurich and Dresden, with individuals escaping the traditional model of parenthood, still significant in Western societies. 

Sven lives in Dresden. Although he grew up in a completely traditional nuclear family in former East Germany in the 1980s, he gradually realised that he was conceived thanks to an anonymous sperm donor. Father to a little boy, he takes on the “role” played by his unknown genitor with Cat and Dani, a befriended couple of two women, who have asked him to be the “father” of their future daughter. Sandra does not wish to be a mother, whereas her companion Anton wants a child. The Berlin couple have imagined an even more unusual alliance... that we will not reveal here. Artist and filmmaker Marina Belobrovaja called on Noë, a “serial” sperm donor, so to speak—biological father of... 60 children!—to conceive her daughter Nelly, with the blessing of her Tel-Aviv based family. She took her camera and set off in search of alter-egos who, like her, are each experimenting in their own way with alternative models of parenthood. Our Child offers a sincere, stimulating and embodied reflection on this issue that continues to fuel controversy in Western societies. 

Emmanuel Chicon

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Thursday 22 April – 16:00

Capitole Leone

Rue Neuve 5 / Nyon
Capacity: 50


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Q&A Our Child | Marina Belobrovaja

Duration
82 min
Year
2020
Country
Switzerland
Section
National Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
German, Russian
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Gabriela BussmannGoldenEggProductionUrs AugstburgerSRF - Schweizer Radio und FernsehenSven WältiSRG/SSR Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft
Sales Contact
Jean-Michel BussmannJMT Films Distributionmichael@jmtfilms.com+97552 36 333 98

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