Cradle Short Slot

Fri Mar 3, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Domenico’s
Sun Mar 5, 2017 – 2:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Directed by Lilli Schwabe

Short Narrative
Austria | 36 min | 2016

Clara, an aspiring gynecologist, is enthusiastically supporting her patients, no matter if they are bringing a child into the world or are making the decision to have an abortion. At the same time, she is attempting to be a good wife and loving mother to her two little children. However, with the increasing pressures of daily life, her self imposed belief systems are beginning to falter, her duties in the clinic suddenly seem insurmountable and her family life is slipping away.

Lilli Schwab Director of UnderpressureLilli Schwabe
Director, Producer, Writer

Lilli Schwabe grew up in a little town in Germany. She studied acting in Vienna and New York, where she performed in Theatre, Film and TV productions. While raising two children, she graduated from the University of Vienna with a Master’s degree in Theatre, Film and Media Studies. “UNDERPRESSURE” is Lilli’s film debut and is shown at many festivals around the world and has already received several awards. Currently Lilli is working on her first feature film.

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Film Information

Director: Lilli Schwabe
Country: Austria
Year: 2016
Language: German
Runtime: 34 min
Rating: R


Producers:  Lilli Schwabe

Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival