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Germany, 2010, 107 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Hungary / France
US Premiere
Topics: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: English

It is rare to find a genuine science-fiction film on the festival circuit, and doubly so to find one with the controlled visuals and eerie sense of the possible on display in Benedek Fliegauf’s Oedipal drama. It is the future, but it is a future very similar to our own time save for one crucial difference: cloning is not only possible, it is commonly available. Eva Green (Casino Royale) plays Rebecca, a woman re-united with her childhood love Tommy (Matt Smith). When Tommy is tragically killed, Rebecca makes a fateful decision that will have Freudians intrigued: she allows herself to become pregnant with Tommy’s clone, thereby becoming mother to her lover…

Fliegauf—a Hungarian director making his English-language debut—unspools his tale of psychosexual exploration, suppression and madness with a born stylist’s eye for the haunting image. Gorgeously shot (by fellow Hungarian Péter Szatmári) and anchored by Green’s bravura turn—in a particularly affecting choice Fliegauf refuses to have Rebecca age as her cloned Tommy grows up—Womb is unlike anything else out there right now.

DIRECTOR: Benedek Fliegauf
Producer: Cedomir Colar
Editor: Xavier Box
Screenwriter: Benedek Fliegauf
Cinematographer: Péter Szatmári
Music: Max Richter
Principal Cast: Eva Green, Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Tristan Christopher, Ruby O. Fee
Filmography: Dealer (2004), Forest (2003)
Print Source: Olive Films - www.olivefilms.com

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