And Yet We Were All Blind
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.
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Filmograafia Vera (1987), Le jour de la grenouille (2011), Toi non plus tu n'as rien vu (And Yet We Were All Blind, 2022)
Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn