”She shaves her goddamn legs!” – and I get so surprised that only later do I register, quite injured: “Using MY razor! They’re having a bath together, the two girls. Babbling, splashing and good-naturedly arguing how many and which plastic horses the bath will hold. The food boils over. In the dew seconds it takes me to turn down the burner on the stove, the daughters transforms into a woman.
This documentary goes on in the mid-process. From the centre of the pain point, the eye of the hurricane. A film about separation. Painfuld and humorous. This film is personal, but with a general expression. We witness a family during the period when a child is preparing itself to leave home. It is a film for parents, children and siblings. It is made to share the experience, so you may prepare yourself for the process, although the separation cannot be avoided. We experience the slow, but inexorable movement, steel against steel, the scissor’s final snap through the umbilical cord. A kitchen requiem for three women.
Director: Cæcilia Holbek Trier
Duration: 40 minutter
Screened at: DR2
Distribution: Det Danske Filminstitut og DR2
Watch the film for free at: www.filmstriben.dk (in Denmark)