How Emilia Clarke & Chiwetel Ejiofor Movie ‘Pod Generation’ Sprouted – Sundance Studio
Director: Sophie Barthes
Screenwriter: Sophie Barthes
Logline: A New York couple, Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor) 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.
Panelists: Barthes, Clarke, and Rosalie Craig (Linda)
Sales Agent: MK2
Premiered: Opening night, Jan. 19, Eccles Theatre
Key Quote: “It all came from giving birth in New York. It all felt like science fiction….In America the C-section rate is 50% when it should be 12% according to the U.N. The healthcare system takes advantage of the insurance process because C-section is more expensive than actual birth…I thought omigod, they’re commodifying birth,” Barthes told us.
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