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Becoming Male in the Middle Ages
Becoming Male in the Middle Ages
A MUBI Release
1,296 Ratings


Mirene and André are struggling with infertility issues. Carl and Vicente are undergoing an experimental treatment to have a biological child. Both couples explore what it’s like to build a biological family in a world where the boundaries between the natural and artificial are increasingly blurred.

Our take

This luminous miniature of speculative science fiction from Portuguese artist-filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques ponders the very meaning of the nuclear family. Shot on 16mm and bathed in natural light, Becoming Male in the Middle Ages is a provocative meditation on gender, identity, and reproduction.