As children, Rebecca and Tommy establish a fairy-tale romance. After being separated for many years, they are reunited as adults and their attraction is stronger than ever, but their passionate relationship is short-lived when Tommy is killed in a freak car accident. Devastated, Rebecca feels that life cannot go on without him. She turns to the controversial ”Department of Genetic Replication” and her consuming love compels her to bear a new Tommy in her womb. Life with little Tommy is full of joy and wonder, and Rebecca completely devotes herself to ”just us two”, living isolated in a middle-of-nowhere coastal community. But as the years pass, Rebecca cannot fully escape the complexities of her decision. How long will she be able to hide the truth from new Tommy and nosy townsfolk? Can she protect him from prejudice against ”copies”? When he grows to manhood in the exact image of her beloved, how will Rebecca explain the confusing urges that new Tommy doesn’t understand? Chilling answers unravel as Rebecca prepares for the bittersweet fruition of a lifelong dream. –Locarno Film Festival
Born in Budapest in 1974, Benedik Fliegauf learnt all aspects of his trade. After training as a stage designer, he worked on film sets, for instance as assistant director to Miklós Jancsó and Árpád Sopsits. He also worked as an arts journalist and made television documentaries for various Hungarian broadcasters. Even without the official sanction of the film academy, he soon convinced the trade of his talent and skills. During the preparations for HYPNOS / HYPNOSIS (2002), the short in which he addressed the taboo subject of incest, he came to the attention of the producer András Muhi. The producer invited Fliegauf along to the Inforg Stúdió, a workshop for experimental film founded in 1999. Fliegauf has completed his films there ever since. After the festival distinctions won by his lowbudget RENGETEG / FOREST were matched by a good run at Hungarian art-houses, Fliegauf’s name was established on the Hungarian film scene. He has so far made three highly distinctive full-length fiction… read more
Delicate tale of lost love that floats as a sad poem: cold, slow, almost silent & idylic. Structural & visually, is a pure dream. I loved how we didn't need many dialogs to feel each scene. Amazing cast. But I wish I could love this more than I do. My biggest concern is that they only portrayed a physycally passion & left behind the soulful love that would make me drown in this beautiful & emotional story easily.
The 63rd Locarno Film Festival (site) opens tonight with the world premiere of Benoît Jacquot's Deep in the Woods. This'll be the "first
womb is a futuristic mythical tale about first love going awry into the realm of obsessional fixation. what is the ultimate form of love a woman could possibly show for the man? have him within you… read review