This moving portrait of a maternity hospital in Vienna provides a fascinating insight into the drama, pain and beauty of coming into the world.
In all its intensity and diversity, the everyday miracle of birth is shown with the means of direct cinema, without commentary, interviews or explanation, and connected to the cycle of standardized processes in the hospital. A chronicle of the beginning of life and its organization.
"Sober and at the same time of physical force, intimate, yet not voyeuristic, distanced, but never apathetic." (Jury statement Duisburger Filmwoche)
"The balance of the design draws us into the spell of the archaic experience as well as into the happiness of success." (Jury statement Diagonale)