PETRIe is proud to present a Yohji Yamamoto feature film. The film was first featured inside PETRIe E-Magazine issue 4.
Very few women talk openly about their experiences of having an abortion, creating a silence that is often filled with myths and stereotypes. Feelings of shame, embarrassment and guilt often weigh upon those who go through it. Yet according to the World Health Organisation, every year in the world, there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This works out to be around 125,000 abortions per day.
The story in this film cannot be categorised into simple emotions. It is neither regret or acceptance. Instead, it is an attempt to face the many unspoken emotions faced by these women, helping to unburden their minds and break down these taboo topics of conversation.
Directed by Rob Jarvis and Hettie Griffiths
Fashion Director: Zadrian Smith
Produced by Feast Films
Director of Photography: Rob Jarvis
Editor: Hettie Griffiths
Script Writer: Emma Falk Dennis
Model: Fredrika Larsson @ Viva London
Prop Stylist: Haqim Bey
Make-Up Artist: Angela Hamilton-Daley using Bobbi Brown
Hair Stylist: Yusuke Morioka Using Bumble and Bumble
Stylist Assistant: Brillant Nyansago
Voice Over Artist: Emma Falk Dennis
Composer: Evan Kassof
Pianist: Chris Lloyd
Sound Designer: Paul Darling
Special Thanks to Yohji Yamamoto Press Team, Nhu Xuan Hua, Gautier Picrel & Studio Montmartre