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WOMB
Scene from WOMB (photo © Wolfgang Borrs)

When Rebecca returns to her grandfather’s house, she meets her childhood sweetheart Thomas again. Thomas leaves his girlfriend Rose and their love picks up where it left off, until Thomas dies in a car accident. Devastated, the young woman contemplates suicide until she finds consolation in the idea of cloning. Although society does not fully accept it yet, she plans to give birth to Thomas, bringing her lost love to life (again). Living in Rebecca’s grandfather’s remote old house, Thomas grows up believing his father died in an accident. Rebecca never mentions cloning. In spite of their secret, Rebecca and Thomas lead an almost normal life until Rose finds out about them...


Benedek Fliegauf was born in 1974 in Budapest and never attended film school. He worked as an assistant director for television and continued on the path toward directing, screenwriting, set design and sound engineering. WOMB is his fourth feature film. With his three previous features, he became one of Hungary's most internationally-recognized young directors. His 2007 feature MILKY WAY won Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmakers of the Present and Barcelona (L'Alternativa) Independent Film Festival's Feature Film Prize. DEALER won the Berliner Zeitung Audience Award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, as well as several Best Director prizes (Mar Del Plata, Wiesbaden, Lecce). His debut feature FOREST won the Wolfgang Staudte Prize and Gene Moskowitz Critics Prize at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Benedek Fliegauf
Screenplay Benedek Fliegauf
Cinematography Peter Szatmári
Xavier Box
Max Richter
Erwin Prib
Cast Peter Wight, Lesley Manville, Matt Smith, Eva Green, István Lénárt
Producers Roman Paul, Andràs Muhi, Gerhard Meixner
Production Companies Razor Film Produktion/Berlin, Inforg Stúdió/Budapest, in co-production with A.S.A.P. Films/Paris, Boje Buck Produktion/Berlin, ARTE France Cinéma/Paris, ZDF
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Locarno 2010 (International Competition), Mumbai 2010, Thessaloniki 2010, Palm Springs 2011, Göteborg 2011, Hong Kong 2011, Seattle 2011, Sitges 2011
Awards "Environment is Quality of Life" Prize Locarno 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA, Eurimages, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, ScriptEast, L'Atelier du Festival de Cannes

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