'Es gibt vielerlei Lärm, aber nur eine Stille'
'There are many kinds of noise, but just one silence'
Nicola von Leffern places this quote by Kurt Tucholsky at the beginning of her documentary miniature. We see pregnant women convulsing in pain, a child being born in the delivery room, screaming newborns and recovery from childbirth. The soundtrack remains silent throughout. By consciously omitting the sounds the well known images gain strength - rarely have pain and joy been so intensely felt in just under four minutes.
- Vienna Independent Shorts