44th edition 21 January - 1 February 2015

Obvious ChildBF-2014 

Stand-up comedian Donna is dumped by her cheating boyfriend, loses her job, gets blind drunk and becomes pregnant from a one-night stand. She considers an abortion, then gets to know the father. Romance, quirky humour and irresistible characters. Nominated for The Big Screen Award.

Within just a few days, stand-up comedian Donna (27) manages to get rudely dumped by her boyfriend, lose her job and accidentally fall pregnant from a one-night stand. And all this shortly before Valentine's Day. She decides to have an abortion, and then gets to know the father of her unborn child better.
Women - foul-mouthed or well-spoken - who accidentally become pregnant have become a regular feature of film and TV drama since Knocked Up, Juno and the series Girls. However, these pregnancies generally end with a false alarm or the birth of a child. Abortion, a not uncommon event in reality, is still, it seems, too controversial.
In this (secretly pretty romantic) tragicomedy, director and screenwriter Gillian Robespierre tackles the issue head-on with a great deal of humour - including candid revelations about vaginas and a good dose of toilet humour - as well as with a great cast. Jenny Slate in particular excels as the captivating Donna.

Screenings
  Obvious Child Pathé 2 Fri 24 Jan 18:30  
  Obvious Child Pathé 1 Sat 25 Jan 22:15  
  Obvious Child Pathé 7 Thu 30 Jan 15:30  
  Obvious Child LantarenVenster 1 Sat 01 Feb 22:30  
Comments
The screenplay writer seems to prefer scatological humour. The audience in the comedy club seems to find the protagonist funny. More awkward than quirky and a little too blasé about abortion. Had its funny moments...
Webreview from Chewbecca on Fri 31 January 13:16
Deze film is geweldig: grappig, romantisch en scherp. De regisseuse biedt met deze film een alternatief op de romantische comedy's waarbij de vrouw die zwanger raakt altijd kiest om het kind te houden. Deze film laat de vrouw zien die kiest voor een ander pad en kiest voor haar geluk.
Webreview from stefanievermeiren on Sun 26 January 16:03
Deze film is zeker een aanrader. Vanaf het begin tot het eind boeit deze film. Het is eigenlijk 83 minuten HBO: Girls. Zelfde flow.
Webreview from Toothpick_Harry on Sat 25 January 18:11
USA 2014
DirectorGillian Robespierre
ProducerElisabeth Holm
 Born & Raised, LLC
SalesElisabeth Holm
Print sourceElisabeth Holm
ScenarioGillian Robespierre
CastJenny Slate
 Jake Lacy
 Gaby Hoffmann
 Polly Draper
 Gabe Liedman
 Richard Kind
PhotographyChris Teague
EditorJacob Craycroft, Casey Brooks
Production designSara K. White
MusicChris Bordeaux
Length83'
Film formatDCP
Websitewww.facebook.com
Themes
2014 Bright Future International premiere



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