Mother and Milk
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Mother and Milk, an animated short film, describes the mental process of becoming a parent – imagined as a catastrophe film. When the baby is born, the new mother has to give up the life she knew. A flood of breast milk covers everything – her home, work, friends, relationship and a good night’s sleep. Only after realizing that she is a part of the eternal chain of generations, Mother is able to accept the situation and start living her new life in the family.
Ami Lindholm (b.1982) is animation director from Finland. She creates symbolic art from the darkest and funniest moments in human life and uses comedy and funny situations as a sneaky way to talk about serious subjects.