Postpartum (Wochenbett)


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    Postpartum 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.

    2020  |  Germany  |  5 minutes

    Director: Henriette Rietz
    Writer: Henriette Rietz
    Producer: Henriette Rietz
    Animation: Henriette Rietz
    Editor: Henriette Rietz
    Voiceover: Charlotte Roche, Lova Pfeiffer

    Accessibility: In German with English Subtitles Available, No Audio Description Available

    Henriette Rietz is a Berlin-based visual storyteller with an edgy, loud and straightforward style. As her alter ego Herzette, her core work is focused on illustration, gif-animation and art. With her animated short film POSTPARTUM, she is stepping into the short film scene and transformed officially into a filmmaker and director. In 2015 she published her first animation short film WHAT DID YOU DO? online, where she reflects about the time after graduating from university. Since she became a mum in 2017, she only has time for really cool projects.