Director: Jesse May Fisher
Production Company: Agile Films
Producer: Abbey Valentina
DOP: Samira Oberg 
Costume Design: Sophie Daniel

LACRIMONY responds to a personal history (a matrilineal mythology) - a story of Jesse's great-grandmother’s mental illness and institutionalisation in the 1950s. Back then, postpartum depression was sometimes called milk fever - it was thought that the breast milk went bad, fevered the brain and caused madness in the mother. Milk fever’s truth is unsettled and obscure. Passed down on the tongue of her grandmother it exists as an oral history and is therefore aligned with folkloric modes of knowledge.

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