Film 24 Weeks

24 Weeks, film still © zero one film GmbH/Friede Clausz

Mon, 12.03.2018

Christchurch, Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Philip Carter Family Auditorium
49 Worcester Blvd
8013 Christchurch

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached, colour, 103 min., 2015/16

As a cabaret artist, Astrid makes people laugh. Markus, her boyfriend, is also her manager. They work well together, are a well-established team, and have a nine-year-old daughter. They’re also expecting their second child. During the sixth month of pregnancy, a routine examination reveals to the couple that their expected child will be born with Down’s syndrome and a serious heart defect. From one day to the next, the young family’s routine is turned upside down.
A deeply moving drama about an expectant mother faced with an almost impossible decision: whether or not to proceed with the birth of a disabled child. A brave and forcefully narrated film that lingers a long time.
 

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