Fliegauf's Womb vying for Locarno’s Golden Leopard
by Fabien Lemercier
16/07/2010 - Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf is returning to the Locarno Film Festival, where he won top prize in the competitive Filmmakers of the Present section in 2007 with his experimental Milky Way. This year, he has been selected for the international competition at the 63rd edition of the Swiss event (August 4-14, 2010).
The director of Forest (Berlinale Forum 2003) and multiple award-winning Dealer (2004) will unveil the world premiere of his fourth feature, Womb [trailer]. The English-language film stars French actress Eva Green (Quantum of Solace [trailer]) and Brit thesps Lesley Manville (Another Year [trailer, film focus]) and Matt Smith.
Co-produced by Germany (64%), Hungary (25%) and France (10 %), Womb is scripted by Fliegauf and explores the themes of love and cloning (see news).
The film was produced by Razor Film Produktion for €3.66m. The budget included co-production support from Inforg Stúdió, A.S.A.P Films, ZDF/Arte, Arte France Cinéma and Boje Buck Produktion. International sales are being handled by The Match Factory.
(Translated from French)