Postpartum Postpartum

Postpartum (Wochenbett) is about the chaotic phase in life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep into the protagonist’s heart. This film is an honest and very personal insight into the world of an overwhelmed mother, who seriously thought that parental leave would become a sort of sabbatical.”

Film by Henriette Rietz, Germany 2020.

Screened at over 35 film festivals including Encounters, Odense, Tampere, Animac, Anifilm, and Stuttgart. Winner of the Youtube Award at Annecy (2021).

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