Ombline (2012) – Film Review


France, 95mins

Ombline’s boyfriend died during an arrest that went wrong, and brutally attacked the police involved. She was charged and sentenced to three years in jail. However, after only a short while in, she discovers that she is pregnant. The film follows how a woman can give birth and raise a child in prison.

Not surprisingly, this is a very bleak film. Ombline is a tragic character who forces herself to turn her life around when she has her son. It is so hard to watch, with the violence and horror that is jail surrounding a small, beautiful child. At the end, it does attempt to give a light at the end of the tunnel, but this sadtacular film left me feeling bleak and sad for the world.

Ombline screens at ACMI at 6:45pm on Friday May 10

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