Film 24 Weeks

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

Mon, 23.04.2018

Wellington, Embassy Theatre

10 Kent Terrace

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.