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The Killing of Unborn
6 films dealing with voluntary abortion (from different perspectives)
It is a subject where there are no whites or blacks and it continues to be a source of great discussions in society. From the cinema the subject has been approached from multiple approaches.
Pope Francis continues to give surprises. The head of the Catholic Church announced a couple of weeks granted to priests makes faculty of absolving those women who have miscarried. These may grant pardon during the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy-from December 8 to November 20, 2016-and, of course, the sinners will have to be sorry to have interrupted their pregnancy.
This openness in thinking Bergoglio is, at first glance, is proof of its intention to renew the image of the Church (although in Argentina has caused quite a stupor due to previous anti-abortionists Pope convictions when he was a priest in his country).
Apart from any religious consideration, abortion has been approached on many occasions and from different perspectives in the cinema projector. You can visit home cinema projector – test, Jetzt klicken.
These are some of the films that reflect on a subject in which there are no whites or blacks:
‘Grandma’ (Paul Weitz, 2015)
This comedy has been the last to join the list of films that deal with the subject. Starring the hilarious Lily Tomlin, tells the story of a young woman who turns to her grandmother when she realizes she is pregnant and has no money to abort. His mother’s mother is not very buoyant precisely, so they both start a search for the amount they need. Fun, tender and without tragedies.
‘Obvious Child’ (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)
Donna Stern is having a rather awful vital moment. She has been kicked out of her job and her boyfriend has left her, so she gets drunk to forget the pain and ends up sleeping with a stranger. The consequence is that she becomes pregnant and decides to abort. The dilemma? Tell the father or not. At no time is questioned his decision to interrupt the pregnancy, but the reflection is made on the right of the man to comment on her. The same issue arises in the series Girls (SPOILER alert) when Adam’s new girlfriend, Mimi Rose, aborts without saying anything. Although he hallucinates to find out, she declares quite naturally that the decision is his because it is his body and he has nothing to say.
‘Juno’ (Jason Reitman, 2007)
It is one of the great cinematographic milestones in the subject of abortion and unleashed criticism from almost all fronts: pro-abortion, pro-feminists, feminists, conservatives … The film tells the story of Juno, a teenager who becomes pregnant by accident. At first he decides to abort but when he arrives at the clinic he backs off when a religious protester tells him that “his fetus already has nails”. The choice you make is to give your baby up for adoption. The message can be interpreted in many ways (hence raising so many different opinions), although a certain morality underlies the songs of The Moldy Peaches.
‘Dirty Dancing’ (Emile Ardolino, 1987)
“Nobody puts Babe in a corner” and no one is going to stop him from helping Penny when she decides not to have her child. He does not doubt it as a moral dilemma, but as a problem like any other that has to be solved. While it is true that the script tries to “excuse” the pregnant woman because the baby’s father is a cocoon, it also shows the danger that women are having in having to abort illegally. Also it puts on the table the difficulty of abortion for women without financial resources (as in the aforementioned Grandma ) if it had been possibly pregnant Babe would have tackled the problem without any health risk.
‘4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days’ (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
Not everything is comedies or romantic movies when approaching abortion. In this film the protagonists are two sisters who live in Romania during the last years of communism. Once again, the illegality of abortion puts the pregnant woman at risk again. But this operation is a taboo subject that is left between the woman and the one who performs the procedure, without disturbing a society that looks towards the other side.
‘I abortion, you abort, we all quit’ (Carolina Reinoso, 2013)
Outside of fiction there are also cinematographic works that try to end the myths about abortion. This Argentine director gathers seven women who talk about their abortions (clandestine, of course). The act in your country is illegal except in the three cases of danger to life, violation or outrage against modesty and one of the main ideas of the documentary is that prohibiting something does not mean that it stops being done but, without more, it makes it invisible .
Solas (Benito Zambrano, 1999)
Winner of five Goyas and highly regarded by international critics of the time, Solas tells the story of a woman (Ana Fernandez), who is pregnant with a gross man who does not want. During the film he discovers the affection of his mother (María Galiana) and his elderly neighbor and bets on continuing the pregnancy. A human story and exciting.