PÖFF: And Yet We Were All Blind

PÖFF: Toi non plus tu n'as rien vu

Genre

Drama

Director

Béatrice Pollet

Run time

1h 34min

"Who has never heard of pregnancy denial? This condition, often caused by miscellaneous circumstances, escapes our understanding and even science. How can the mind of a pregnant woman hide a child growing in her body? “And yet we were all blind” tells the intimate story of Claire, a brilliant young woman, a mother of two children, who leads a well-balanced life with her husband. When the police find a new-born near their house who is believed to be Claire’s, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Claire claims she didn’t know she was pregnant. A thorough double investigation is initiated, where Claire is defended by her best friend and lawyer Sophie: the aim is to understand the devious behaviour of the body and the state of unconsciousness in which Claire was at the time of delivery. Fiction allows us to take a step aside, to deal with this sensitive subject without hiding the consequences, while questioning the possible deviations in or loss of wits in a woman in denial. Extensively documented and relying on the testimonies of various experts, Beatrice Pollet directs this judicial thriller with great finesse, without seeking to find a common explanation for this highly complex subject, but instead shedding light on another taboo with which the woman's body is confronted. Sémira Hedayati"

Genre

Drama

Director

Béatrice Pollet

Run time

1h 34min

"Who has never heard of pregnancy denial? This condition, often caused by miscellaneous circumstances, escapes our understanding and even science. How can the mind of a pregnant woman hide a child growing in her body? “And yet we were all blind” tells the intimate story of Claire, a brilliant young woman, a mother of two children, who leads a well-balanced life with her husband. When the police find a new-born near their house who is believed to be Claire’s, their lives are thrown into turmoil. Claire claims she didn’t know she was pregnant. A thorough double investigation is initiated, where Claire is defended by her best friend and lawyer Sophie: the aim is to understand the devious behaviour of the body and the state of unconsciousness in which Claire was at the time of delivery. Fiction allows us to take a step aside, to deal with this sensitive subject without hiding the consequences, while questioning the possible deviations in or loss of wits in a woman in denial. Extensively documented and relying on the testimonies of various experts, Beatrice Pollet directs this judicial thriller with great finesse, without seeking to find a common explanation for this highly complex subject, but instead shedding light on another taboo with which the woman's body is confronted. Sémira Hedayati"

Info

Production year

2022

Local distributor

PÖFF

In Cinemas

11/11/2022