Little Black Spiders

BFM — 40
BFM — 40
Little Black Spiders
30 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Patrice ToyeItalian title: Piccoli ragni neri [t.l.]
Belgium / 2012 / 90 min.O.V. / Subtitles: it.

Belgium, 1978. Katja, Roxy, and a group of other lively girls are too young for love, but still almost mothers. In a hidden location, pregnant teenage girls await the birth of their babies in secret. Some want to put their mistake behind them as soon as possible, but Katja, herself an orphan, clearly wants something different: she longs to have her own little baby. During the long wait, the girls share each other’s joys and sorrows. They form close friendships and distract themselves with strange games until the bubble bursts, and Katja becomes painfully aware of the plans that the nuns are making behind their backs. She is not going to let this happen to her baby. Little Black Spiders is a fictional story inspired by the facts of what happened in Belgium in the 1970s.

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