Friday, June 21, 2013


Hatch, dir. Christoph Kuschnig, 2012, Austria, 19 min., in German and Serbian with English subtitles,
part of the “Kiss Me Softly” shorts program

A young couple seeking asylum in Austria have a brand new baby, but must consider whether they are able to raise it or whether they should leave the baby anonymously in the hatch of a safe haven. Another couple faces a related dilemma, leaving both couples vacillating, unsure what is the right thing to do. I can’t say much about the dilemmas without giving any spoilers, but the tension is palpable in every scene. Highly recommended.

View the trailer on the director’s website.

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