A quiet, very European science fiction drama-art movie that manage to be both very unique and extremely risky with it's subject matter as it raises some important fascinating questions about clone ethics and possible incestuous behavior. Eva Green is as always highly watchable in a role that few women would dare tackle and the movie is directed in a way that it feels honest and realistic.
Sometimes you come across these dark films that you can't really categorize, and this is one of them. I might have watched this on the wrong day, but it's not exactly a mood booster. It's a fascinating plot, with some pretty disturbing scenes and ideas. Eva Green who can easily give off a sense of mystery to a character was perfect for her role. And as for the film itself, it is downright strange.
Directing was done in a way where scenes would go for longer than normal with no dialogue afterwards which really added time to reflect on what was happening, even tho it was a slow film cause of this, I was drawn into it wondering what was happening next. Story is also unique, overall it's a great film.
Womb is a slow moving film with quietly spoken dialogue. The acting from the cast is pretty great, including Eva Green. The cinematography was outstanding, it was one of the reasons why I enjoyed the movie. It's definitely a movie that makes you think, what were Rebecca's reasons for cloning her dead lover? I mean what purpose was she after? intriguing concept.
I found the film visually astonishing: the photography, casting, settings and props (specially the wool-natural fabrics and clothing of the characters). And yet, the story is based under a certain 'biologicism' that I don't quite agree with... Is it motherhood a biological thing? Would the clone of a person make the same choices in life? Are the obsessions of a person constant all their lives? (Don't we grow up?)
The womb is a kind of ecstatic limbo hosting another kind of awareness (that might have a stronger link with the essence of the universe), where the human soul awaits its delivery to life. It is about the role of cultural determinism in social relationships. In an interview he discusses the importance of the silent socialisation process which takes place in the early stages of growth.The process is invisible and
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.