The Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2008
|Year of production||2010|
|HOS, Creative Advisors||Cedomir Kolar (producer, “No Man’s Land”), Monte Hellman (producer, “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino), Paul Fraser (screenwriter, “Tube Tales”) and Christian Routh as Head of Studies (many years’ selection chief of European Script Found, script consultant, teacher and expert in film development)|
|Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award / Special Mention||II Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award, Cannes 2008|
|Producers/co-producers/ funding /||Razor Film , Inforg Studios, A.S.A.P Films and ZDF/ Arte, Boje Buck Produktion|
|Distributor||Aurora Films, Olive Films,|
|Festivals/ awards/ cinema results||Locarno International Film Festival 2010 – Junior Jury Award – “Environment Is Quality of Life” Prize – Benedek Fliegauf, nomination – Golden Leopard – Benedek Fliegauf|
|Synopsis||As children, Rebecca and Tommy establish a fairy-tale romance. After being separated for many years, they are reunited as adults, 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. Her consuming love compels her to bear Tommy’s clone. Despite the great joy of having her Tommy back, Rebecca cannot fully escape the complexities of her controversial decision. When he grows to young manhood in the exact image of her beloved, how will Rebecca explain away the confusing urges that new Tommy doesn’t understand?|
|Link to the project – archive||http://scripteast.pl/the-womb/|
Somewhere in northern Europe in the near future.
Rebecca and Thomas fall in love as children.
Rebecca moves away, but does not forget Thomas.
When Rebecca returns, she meets Thomas again.
Their love flares up at once.
They spend a happy month together.
Thomas is killed when hit by a car.
Rebecca is granted a permit from the human reproduction committee.
Thomas’s clone is implanted into Rebecca’s womb.
Rebecca gives birth to the clone.
Rebecca raises Thomas but keeps the cloning a secret.
Thomas becomes an adult.
One day Rebecca tells Thomas the story of his birth.
Thomas is confronted with his true identity.
Thomas goes away.
Rebecca is happy.
Womb is a film about symbiosis. It tells the story of a relationship overcoming
life and death. Womb is about sacrifice. Rebecca sacrifices everything in order
to bring Thomas, her lost beloved, back to life.
Born in Budapest in 1974, Benedek Fliegauf works as a director, scriptwriter and sound engineer. Considered one of the best filmmakers among the new generation of Hungarian artists, the films he has made have obtained almost immediate recognition on the international festival circuit. In 2003, Forest (Rengeteg) won the Wolfgang Staute Prize at the Berlin Festival, and Best Young Director at Hungarian Film Week as well as the Jury Prize at Lagów. Made one year later, Dealer (2004) also won awards at over fifteen prestigious festivals including Berlin, Budapest, Montevideo, Athens and Paris. As a sound engineer, he pays particular attention to music and sound effects. He composed his own original and personal style of music with the Raptors’ Kollektiva for his most recent film, screened this year at Locarno. Eschewing dialogue in his films, the Hungarian filmmaker creates a fully developed and highly distinctive world of his own from which viewers can make their own interpretations.
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“ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”
BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK
“ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”
ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA
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Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA