Posted by Stef in May 26,2011 with 19 Comments
Thanks to George for the link.
In a slightly alternate world not too far in the future a young girl called Rebecca (Ruby O.Fee) is embraced by Thomas (Tristan Christopher) her neighbor, in an undisclosed coastal town where she is staying with her grandfather. They bond and become close, but Rebecca leaves, only to return 12 years later (Eva Green) to find Thomas (Matt Smith) and reignite their complicated childhood romance. When Thomas is tragically killed, Rebecca utilizes modern technology to commit a heinous taboo of cloning Thomas and giving birth to him, and learns to live with her decision until the inevitable moment of truth arrives.
Right from the offset there is a quiet and unsettling atmosphere as the credits roll and Rebecca is heard discussing what has been; pay attention to this scene as it only makes the shocking finale even more startling. The majority of the film takes place in an isolated, quiet and desolate coastal town in a beach cabin seemingly in the middle of nowhere. This place is subject to the sounds of the local wildlife and weather. Rebecca’s childhood is almost dreamlike; time passes and the camera is surgical in its analysis of her and Thomas and is thus very distant. Despite how warm her fond memories seem, every scene is given a chilling atmosphere and her seemingly innocent childhood has dark undertones.
As the film progresses it becomes clear that, in this void, the setting itself represents a womb as the characters mature there. Only Rebecca as lover and ultimately mother and Thomas are given undue attention, every other character acts as white noise or an untimely distraction.
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Posted by Stef in Mar 29,2011 with 1 Comment
Posted by Stef in Mar 15,2011 with 6 Comments
The official German Womb site located here was recently updated with a new trailer for the film, which is embedded below. Thanks to George for the link.
Womb will be released in cinemas in Germany on April 7, 2011.
The gallery has also been updated with a few new stills from the film as well. Enjoy!
• Womb > Promotional Shots & Stills
Posted by Stef in Feb 13,2011 with 7 Comments
Thanks goes out to Kev for the new additions.
Magazines & Newspapers: Tele 2 Semaines (France) – December 4-17 2010
Magazines & Newspapers: L’Express Styles Hors-Serie (France) – December 2010/January 2011
Movies: Womb > Posters
Public Appearances: 2011 Sundance Film Festival – Perfect Sense Portraits – January 24, 2011 (x2 new)
Posted by Stef in Sep 08,2010 with 13 Comments
Films starring Keira Knightley, George Clooney, Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth and Hilary Swank will be featured at this year’s London Film Festival.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival will screen 197 feature films and 112 shorts and will showcase 11 world premieres during its 16-day run.
Events will include the European premiere of Sir David Jason’s directorial film debut, All The Way Up, about a businessman whose life changes when he meets a hotel bell-boy.
The veteran Only Fools And Horses star agreed to forgo a salary to work on the film after being impressed with the script.
Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro starring Knightley, Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, is opening the event with an appearance by its stars on the red carpet, while Danny Boyle’s mountain climbing drama 127 Hours will close the festival, as previously announced.
Galas and special screenings include The King’s Speech, starring Firth as King George VI alongside Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter; Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman, and Mike Leigh’s comedy drama Another Year.
Freida Pinto appears in the Julian Schnabel film Miral while Swank plays a single mother who puts herself through law school in Conviction, both being shown at the festival.
Other films include The American, a thriller starring George Clooney, and Womb, a love story with “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith and French actress Eva Green.
The 54th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, runs from October 13 to 28.
Source: The Press Association