Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Co-Stars: Matt Smith, Lesley Manville, Peter Wight, Hannah Murray
Release Date: N/A
A woman is torn between two sorts of love in this thoughtful fusion of drama and science fiction from filmmaker Benedek Fliegauf. When she was nine years old, Rebecca met a boy named Tommy and found herself smitten with him; before long, Rebecca and her family moved away and she resigned herself to the notion that she’d never see Tommy again. But at the age of twenty-one, Rebecca (Eva Green) returns to the town where she lived as a girl, and to her surprise she crosses paths with Tommy (Matt Smith), and she finds they still have feelings for one another. Rebecca and Tommy have entered into a mature and loving relationship when he dies in a car wreck, and Rebecca is shattered. However, Rebecca is given a chance to give Tommy another chance at life — she was be implanted with genetic material that will allow her to give birth to a perfect clone of Tommy. Rebecca agrees, and nine months later she finds herself raising a baby who looks like the man she loved, who she names Thomas. However, as Thomas grows to be a man, she finds herself struggling between her maternal love for her son and a more troubling attraction to a young man who is a duplicate of the man who won her heart years before.
Eva about “Womb” and her role: