Programmed by Éva Tourrent
You will give birth in pain. Why? Are there other stories? Because birth does not always rhyme with pain, Crotch stories transmits a new imaginary : women who are on their way to reclaiming their bodies and their labors.
“In the beginning was the belly”… In this hybrid film combining animation and accounts from midwives and mothers, Myleine Guiard-Schmid offers us new narratives about childbirth. Summoning neuroscience, ancient goddesses and nature, the director also bares her own soul in a film that blends a personal quest with political scope. What to our bodies “keep in mind”? What rises to the surface during the act of becoming a mother? How does it transform the women who experience it? The materials and subjects come alive, giving the film the air of a pagan ritual. It’s a way of doing something about representations and giving women their power back. “Histoire d'entrejambes” invites us – finally – to look at genesis not only as a cause of suffering but also as one of possible pleasure.
Tënk artistic director