Softening

2012
39.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Constructed from home videos and telephone messages left on O’Brien’s answering machine. The film is an evocative and extremely personal film about the birth and the first few years of the life of the artist’s second child Having contracted a virus in utero, Teddy would grow up to be severely impaired. What starts out as a diary of his experience becomes a reflection on his first five years and the artist’s family relationships with him while his siblings ponder growing up and death.

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