M.   /   August 04, 2009   /   12 Comments

As posted on Quiet Earth (thanks to George and caro82 for the heads-up!):

We reported on this scifi drama in August of last year and have been eagerly awaiting footage since. While we don’t know where it’s premiering, Benedek Fliegauf’s cloning love story clearly leans heavily on the arthouse side and has some great dream sequences. I don’t know how heavy the science fiction aspect in this and I’m thinking it might be only to facilitate the story, but it sounds and looks incredible. The exceptional Eva Green stars in this tragi-romance and the trailer we have looks like it’s cut off at the end, but I think it’s supposed to be that way.

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 …

12 Responses to “Trailer for Benedek Fliegauf’s WOMB”
  1. George Says:

    I found the same one in our familiar youtube which is more operational (:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Oujip3nJQ

  2. Que Says:

    Wow that sounds really creepy but cool!

  3. Tascha Says:

    I was just about to thank caro82 and George for the trailer when I realized it was gone… but thanks to George and youtube we nevertheless have the first impressions…

    Though it doesn’t seem to have a happy ending, the music in it goes under your skin… (can you say it so?).

    They’re really quite fast with this film; I wish it would be the same with Cracks…

  4. George Says:

    Tascha: Yes, you are absolutely right: for Cracks we haven’t yet seen the trailer yet although it’s almost a year earlier than Womb. They keep the whole surprise for Toronto …or Jordan Scott is more perfectionist 🙂 .
    The trailer of Womb makes me more interested in the film than I was before. It’s true that the pictures say more than the words…

  5. caro82 Says:

    music, landscape, and Eva’s look spectacular .. eva says it all.

  6. Johnny Says:

    Thanks George, caro82 and Miss M!

    The trailer is really atmospheric… Just like I thought this film looks really minimalistic, with beautiful scenery and a sad love story. I think Eva will give an heartbreaking performance without saying much… The author of the text says this movie “leans heavily on the arthouse side” and I’ve to agree, as it seems so different…

    Tascha: Cracks (or even Franklyn) comparing to Womb may seem like a big studio production. I mean it has a larger studio behind it and also more powerful producers! This movie was made with a tiny budget and has to look for distribution as soon as it can! I think it’s normal for this really independent movies to release a “preview” trailer to start get some attention… At least is what I think, Womb may be the most independent movie Eva has starred in, but of course I’m just wondering and sharing my thoughts, I can be completely wrong 🙂

  7. Johnny Says:

    But yeah is a bit ironic… We know more about Womb than about Cracks and Womb finished filming almost a year (not exactly but close) later than Cracks!

  8. EvaAnne Says:

    Oooh, thank you thank you! The film looks amazing. Too bad the trailer is cut off at the end (it must be, the tagline is not fully visible), but I’m sure we’ll see an even more complete version soon.
    I love this story, the atmosphere, the colours, and of course Eva…

  9. Tascha Says:

    Johnny; Call me mistaken, but I thought Franklyn was a low budget one, too… and compared to Womb, the support for it was quite poor… (for my taste).
    It’s just what you were saying… Womb finished filming only three month ago and we already have a trailer; Cracks definitely remains secretive… but hopefully only until the bigbang in Toronto.

    George: Yeah, pictures say everything… and with a concrete imagination of the film locations even more.
    It’s just was Eva was saying somewhere before. It’s not mostly about cloning, but about a tragically romantic love story set on a deserted storm-tossed landscape somewhere in Northern Europe…

  10. Tango_down Says:

    Wow what a surprise ! Didn’t expect to have a trailer of Womb as soon ! Thanks a lot !

    The first thing the pictures reminded me is Eva’s words in a few interviews when she said how anxious she often gets about people she loves, fearing that something tragic could happen to them, and how difficult she has to deal with that anxiety. That’s probably one of the reasons why she got attracted by Womb’s scenario and chose to play in the movie.

    To be honest, I didn’t pay any attention to Womb until I watched this trailer, because I couldn’t imagine how it will looks like.
    Now I realize how good was her choice to play in this movie. Not because of stupid hysterical’s fan reasons but most of all for her possibility to play that kind of fragile and sensitive person, which was a part of Vesper’s character and maybe the reason why she got lot of good assessments. There’s a large open door for that range in this movie and Eva has certainly all the opportunity to create a sublime performance.

    Now I can’t wait for Womb, more than Cracks !

  11. yashar Says:

    reach out for you dreams

  12. Dianne Says:

    Eva looks just stunning in this film. I’ll definitely be seeing it when it comes out, hopefully with a worldwide release. I loved “Franklyn”, and this looks like an extension of that growth Eva is undegoing….No, I’d say more of a transformation.

    Thanks for the post.