Her mother’s hands were unlike others. Where there was usually warmth and tenderness, were a cold brusque touch.
She was handled, instead of caressed; every childish whimsy treated with severe reprimand.
Mother attempted to mould her, but human character, unlike clay, can withstand enormous pressure.
She found the strength to fight back, and for once, she stepped out from oppressive shadows into the light.
‘The Sound Of Crickets’ is Justine’s graduation film from the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts and based on her childhood memories of her grandmother’s difficult relationship with her mother. Learn more about the filmmaking process here.