35mm - colour
After three suicide attempts, Danielle, haunted by every breath of the
daughter she bore, is a virtual prisoner in a psychiatric clinic where an
ambitious analyst tries to discover the reasons behind her incomprehensible
hatred of motherhood. Believing that she is an ugly human being that has
given life to another ugly human being, Danielle sees only a hostile and
intrusive enemy in her daughter, Sophie. However, through the analyst’s
constant probing, Danielle finally voices the reality of her isolated
childhood, a hasty marriage and the pain of a forced pregnancy that only
gave birth to intolerance and self-loathing.
From the novel by Danielle Girard, with the same name.