A film by Henriette Rietz

»POSTPARTUM« describes the chaotic phase of life in which the protagonist finds herself after becoming a mother for the first time. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense phase has burned deep into her heart. The overwhelming and absurd first days are narrated as snippets of thoughts and visualised by short animations. The mother dreams that she should feed her baby with »Mett« (ground pork) and she wonders whether breastfeeding mothers will survive the longest when the apocalypse is imminent, because they could feed themselves.

Release date: 2020


Direction, Animation, Script: Henriette Rietz

Voiceover: Charlotte Roche, Lova Pfeiffer


Sound design, Foley, Final mix

Official Selection

La Guarimba International Film Festival (07.-12.08.20)

Animation Block Party (21.-23.08.20)

Rolling Ideas Short Film Festival (27.08.20)

OFF – Odense International Film Festival (24.-30.08.20)

SEAFF, Stockholm Experimental Animation Film Festival (29.08.20)

Filmfest Dresden, International Short Film Festival (08.-13.09.20)

WFAF World Festival of Animated Film Varna (09.-13.09-20)

E&U European Short Film Festival (18.-20.09.20)

BuSho The Budapest Short International Film Festival (01.-06.09.20)

In The Palace Short Film Festival (15.-22.09.20)

Animatou (01.-10.10.20)

Short Film Factory (25.10.20)

Festival Of Animation Berlin (09.-11.10.20)