567 grams: a baby severely under the average weight is given a 25% chance of making it. It is a medical record by Luke, a 6-month-old baby. He is too small to be held by his mother’s arms, only to be put on her single palm. What can we expect for him from modern medical science? And what will he really wish?
Sadie and Richie were waiting for nothing else than their beloved new born baby, but everything went wrong since Sadie’s water broke too early. They cannot do anything but painfully watch Luke’s fight for survival. This film is about the beauty of waiting either for a ray of hope or the beginning of despair. Sadie tries to have eye contact, to talk to, to write to Luke, lying in the plastic incubator, whose normal physical contact is severely prohibited. To the eyes of doctors and nurses, she is more of a serious patient than her son. Writing letters to Luke, Sadie tries to look into the inner world of her son or to imagine the brighter future ahead of them. By doing so, she continues communicating with her son and keeps her strong belief for his life.
This film, an adaptation of Rosemary Kay’s autobiographical novel, is a directorial debut of Sarah Gavron, who is highly acclaimed as being one of the most talented new directors from the UK. (Lim Sung-min)
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