10 minutes, Color, 16 mm. Film



When I was two months old my mother abandoned me, leaving me in my grandmother’s care. She could no longer bear the sound of my incessant crying. So many tears drive me to the water’s edge. Towards water that I have always been so afraid of. In a thought, in a moment, I revisited my past, I revisited hers… View the film here!

Director’s Statement

Somewhere in between dream and reality, this autobiographical film is inspired from the post-partum depression my mother suffered shortly after giving birth to me. I decided to make a film in order to revisit our past, with the three central women who were touched by this depression (my mother, my grandmother and myself). Symbolically, these women are universal because there is no face to post-partum depression.

Recent News

Post-Partum wins Special Jury Prize

Post-Partum wins Special Jury Prize for Most Innovative Approach at the Guangzhou International Documentary Festival in China.

“The jury has been especially touched by the innovative skills and achievement of this short documentary. It took less than 10 minutes to tell the story of…

Team and Credits

  • Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Editor
  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
  • Cinematography
  • Korbett Matthews
  • Underwater Cinematography
  • Benoit Beaulieu
  • Thesis Supervisor
  • Guylaine Dionne
  • Sound design
  • Jonah Kamphorst
  • Sound mix
  • Tim Horlor
  • Graphic Artist
  • Cliff Caines
  • Models
  • Cécile Michaud
  • Hélène St-Pierre
  • Julie St-Pierre
  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre


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Film Images

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