Lena and Vitya, both in their early 20s, are two kids who now have a kid of their own. In the postnatal hospital room, like in limbo, their first team project is to wake their son for a feed. As the new parents repeatedly fail, they have to deal with the irreversible changes in their lives and with each other. Meanwhile, the diaper cake silently sits in the room, like a time bomb.
Anastasia Babenko (b.1989), is a Ukrainian filmmaker currently based between Seattle and Kyiv. Prior to writing and directing, she worked as a news reporter in Ukraine, Germany, and the U.S. Anastasia curated shows and film programs for the Center on Contemporary Art and Northwest Film Forum, both based in Seattle. She was also a part of Seattle International Film Festival’s 2020 programming team. Her fashion videos include collaboration with Ukrainian designer Anton Belinskiy for Paris Fashion Week. Diaper Cake is her debut narrative short.
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