Fully Effaced

Marriage and Parenting, Short Film, Women
Sophie Artus
28 minutes


Official Selection
Jerusalem International Film Festival


Daniela and Yotam, a young loving couple, arrive excitedly at the hospital, expecting the birth of their twin daughters. While they are forced to wait long hours at the busy and chaotic maternity ward, Daniela's anticipation gradually turns into real and deep fear. Happiness turns into exhaustion and stress; overwhelmed with examinations, labor inductions, and other birthing mothers surrounding her, Daniela experiences a loss of control, as if she were a product in an assembly line. As the big moment of becoming into a family arrives, Daniela, feeling broken both physically and mentally, struggles to find the strength to go on.


Sophie Artus is a scriptwriter and director, graduated with an MFA at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television of Tel Aviv University. She directed several short movies. Her first feature film “VALLEY” (2015) received numerous international awards: the Best Film Award in Cinema Jove Valencia, Best Feature Debut Award in Haifa FF, and more. She finds her vocation as a woman filmmaker deeply engaged in social issues.


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