Switzerland 2021 – Director: Marina Belobrovaja – Original language: German, Russian – Subtitles: English, German, None – Length: 82 min.

Nelly has lots of siblings but no father. How will she cope with this when she gets older? A family portrait and a dialogue with other parents and children who weren’t conceived in traditional ways. Funny, self-critical and illuminating.

We present the International Premiere of the film.

The subtitles are selectable in the audio settings of the video.

No youth rating


Marina Belobrovaja

The director grew up in the Soviet Union and Israel and studied "Performance and Action Art" at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Zurich University of the Arts. She researches and teaches at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and lives in Zurich.


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Competition DOK.deutsch

Intense stories and unusual things about our home region: The competition presents films that deal with people and topics in the German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch is endowed with 5,000 euros.


In cooperation with


English/Original Title: OUR CHILD. Writer: Marina Belobrovaja. Camera: Gabriela Betschart, Kaleo La Belle, Marina Belobrovaja. Sound: Burce Wuilloud, Benoit Frech. Editing: Tania Stöcklin. Music: Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov. Production: GoldenEggProduction. Producer: Gabriela Bussmann. International Sales: JMT Films.

DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb 2021

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