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December 15, 2022





by Agata Wieczrorek
Futur antérieur production | France

Short animation | 1st feature


Little Sarah observes how Joy grows in Mother’s belly. But when the baby is born, Sarah realizes it didn’t bring the expected happiness.


5 year-old Sarah observes her Mother’s body changing upon giving birth to baby Joy.

Fascination with woman’s body brings Sarah to unsettling observation: the arrival of the baby does not bring the expected happiness. Sarah’s quest to regain Mother’s joy confronts the girl with women’s untold experiences.

Director’s Profile

(b. 1992, Poland)
Agata Wieczorek is a Polish-origin artist currently living and working between Ireland and France. Her practice evolves between film and photography while moving between constructed documentary and documented fiction. She graduated from the Film School in Lodz and from Le Fresnoy– Studio national.
She is awardee of the IRC – Government of Ireland Award (2023).
She now works on her films as a PhD candidate at Dublin City University, where she leads a research on women’s reproductive rights.
Her artistic and filmic work has been showcased and awarded internationally (Selection at Festival New Horizons IFF (PL) 2022 –
Gérardmer IFF (FR) 2022 – among others), and awarded (Grand
Prix: Court Métrange IFF 2022 (FR) – Grand Prix: WENCH IFF 2023 (IND) – Le Prix Analix Forever 2021 (CHE).

Company Profile

Futur Antérieur production is an independent audiovisual production company based in Bordeaux and Paris which focuses on the executive production of fiction and animation short films, experimental documentaries as well as performing arts.
We support directors and artists with a strong point of view and
universe aiming at disturbing our audience and creating new perspectives.

We also produce video installations (Palais de Tokyo, Taipei biennale, Domaine de Chamarande, Dakar biennale).
Track Record :
– Clément Cogitore : L’intervalle de Resonance
– Evangelia Kranioti : The rite of Spring
– Fabianny Deschamps & Agata Wieczorek : Partum