IN DEVELOPMENT / FEATURE / HANNA BERGHOLM
Original Title: Yön lapsi
Genre: A body horror drama with dark fantasy elements
Screenwriter: Ilja Rautsi, Hanna Bergholm
A dark horror fantasy happening over the course of one year: a couple’s dream of a perfect child spirals into a nightmare as soon as the baby is born. The mother SAGA (35) thinks there’s something seriously wrong with the child, who drains her of all energy and sucks blood from her breasts. While their marriage strains, Saga’s husband JUUSO (37) tries to pretend he doesn’t see the problems, and Saga lets herself start hating the monster she gave birth to. Maybe the only way out is to become a monster herself. NIGHTBORN is a harrowing dive into a nightmare of motherhood and the painful side of motherly love.