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The Birthmark
Innovative Cinema Short, MX/DK/NO/AT/DE 2019, Farbe, 11 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Script: Konzept & Realisation: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen, Bernhard Hetzenauer
Location Sound: Iván Ramos
Music: Marco Antonio Luján
Sounddesign: Daniela López Guerrero
Additional Credits: Tonmischung: Francisco Hernández
Producers: Pia Ilonka Schenk Jensen


The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Consuelo’s daughter Victoria was brutally murdered in Mexico City. The Birthmark visualizes the mother’s inexpressible pain in blurry, abstract images, which become concrete only selectively: in macro-recordings of fleshy scar tissue and threatening pointy spikes that emphatically drill into not only the viewers’ eyes, but also their bosoms.

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