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The Pod Generation (2023)

Opens on August 25

Director: Sophie Barthes Run Time: 101 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Emilia Clarke, Kathryn Hunter, Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2023

A New York couple, Rachel and Alvy, live in a not-so-distant future where technology provides ever-more convenient living. A rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples a convenient (and shareable) maternity by way of detachable artificial wombs, or pods. But Alvy, a botanist with an affection for nature, prefers a natural pregnancy. And yet, as Rachel’s AI therapist puts it, why is that natural? So begins the tech-paved path to parenthood.

“an amusing, only somewhat terrifying vision of the future… seems ripe to spark conversations”

—Kate Erbland, IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Sophie Barthes is a Franco-American film director and screenwriter. Since graduating from Columbia University in 2003, she has presented several short films at festivals. Her debut feature, the haunting comedy Cold Souls (2009), screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and her second feature Madame Bovary (2014) premiered at the Telluride Film Festival. Her imaginative sci-fi romantic comedy The Pod Generation (2023) premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize. Barthes was a resident at the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony, the 2007 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the 2007 Sundance Directors Lab.

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