Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman is torn between two kinds 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, her family moved away and she resigned herself to the notion that she'd never see him again. But at the age of 21, 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 finds they still have feelings for one another. The pair begin a mature and loving relationship, but Rebecca is shattered when he dies in a car wreck. However, she is offered a chance to give Tommy another shot at life -- she is implanted with genetic material that will allow her to give birth to a perfect clone of him. Nine months later, she finds herself raising a baby who looks like the man she loved, whom she names Thomas. However, as he grows to be a man, she finds herself struggling between her maternal love for her son and a more troubling attraction to a duplicate of the man who won her heart years before. Womb received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
baby, car-crash, childhood-sweetheart, clone