Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Co-Stars: Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Hannah Murray
Written by: Benedek Fliegauf
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: Unrated
A woman’s consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Eva Green’s Role
Eva plays Rebecca, a woman who falls in love with her childhood friend after being separated for years only to lose him abruptly from a freak accident. Stricken with deep grief, she decides to get pregnant through modern scientific means and raise a clone of her childhood sweetheart.
Promotional Shots & Stills
Behind The Scenes
German Trailer Captures
Available on: DVD and Blu-Ray
Eva’s character Rebecca
“Where ever you go, I go.”
“It’s over. I will always speak to you. And I don’t mind if you don’t say anything. Just because you went away, it doesn’t mean you’re not here anymore. Perhaps all I ever needed was this gift. The one you gave to me at the end.”
Production Trivia & Facts
Womb is the first film where Eva plays a mother.
The film was entirely shot in Germany.
Eva said that of all the characters that she has played so far, Rebecca is the closest to her own personality being that she doesn’t wear make-up when not working, she is shy and quiet and prefers to stay at home with a good book and listen to music.
The poem that was recited by Tommy’s clone during the course of the film is “A Man of Words and not of Deeds”.
Has a running time of 1 hour and 51 minutes.
The film was released under the title Clone in the UK.
Awards & Nominations
Locarno International Film Festival (2010)
Won (Junior Jury Award – “Environment Is Quality of Life” Prize)
Nominated (Golden Leopard)
Critics on Eva Green’s performance
Boyd van Hoeij, Variety
“Though Green doesn’t seem to age over the course of the film (lucky genes?), she does imbue Rebecca with the necessary gravitas; conflicted emotions always seem to flicker just beneath her (and the film’s) almost unnaturally calm surface. Smith, in a far less complex role, makes for an affable presence. Others are mere bit players, though Manville, as Thomas’s mother, shines in her two big scenes.”
Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
“Green is fabulous, by the way, a woman for the first time on screen and walking a tightrope with aplomb. There’s ambivalence in her maternalism that’s exactly right; accepting her predicament requires a huge suspension of disbelief, but she believes it first.”
Mark Jenkins, NPR
“The eeriness is underscored by the subtly intricate sound design, and by Green’s subtle performance. She deftly balances her desire for the lost Tommy with the maternal responsibility to shield her son.”