Child Story, 1981
The adult, an Austrian man, a simple parent living in Paris with his young daughter. He is in his late thirties. After the birth of his child, the parents’ marriage breaks up, and the man and his daughter move to Paris. The adult constantly reflects on his relationship to his child and often tends to view her as a kind of symbol of the innocence and spontaneity that he has lost in his own life. One night, he loses his temper and strikes the child. He feels great guilt over his act.
The child, a girl around six years old. She is an average child and must deal with the consequences of her father’s move to Paris. She attends a special school and must learn to make new friends.