THE FREEMARTIN CALF (2010)
GENRE: EXPERIMENTAL FICTION
RUNNING TIME: 40'
FORMAT: SUPER 8 + 16MM
WITH FABIENNE MÉSENGE, ORNA ASSOULINE & NICK ALLDRIDGE
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY FRÉDÉRIC D. OBERLAND WITH GASPAR CLAUS
A young girl and her mother brave two very separate realities over the course of the same day, fueled by a dogged desire to both fulfil and reject the societal roles imposed upon them.
The Freemartin Calf is a troubling visual odyssey, a quotidian fiction, a dive into the psyche of a young mother raising her preadolescent daughter (…) Visual symphonies play soundtrack to the poetic voice-over, expanding into a series of images of rare filmic beauty (…). We are shaken by the truth that resides in this innovative expression of the female experience.