Sorrow had a baby
‘I absorbed the women in my life as I would chloroform on a cloth laid against my face.’ (Vivian Gornick). Sorrow had a baby explores the mother-daughter relationship through multiple lenses: memory, beauty, and inheritance. Jumping between home movies, TV shows, and raw intimate documentary footage the short film asks: Who writes the stories in a family? Who can change them?
Myrid Carten (Ireland) makes films for cinema and galleries. Using documentary and fiction, and often a playful combination of both, her work interrogates both the struggle for intimacy and the ways we are compromised by our pasts. She explores the universal desire to be both known and hidden, and the costs involved in both of these complicated commitments. She is currently in early production on a feature experimental documentary supported by Screen Ireland, BFI Doc Society, New Dawn Fund, Elephant Trust, and Filmfonds NL. Myrid graduated from the MA in Artists’ Film & Moving Image at Goldsmiths in 2020.