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Womb 

Directed by Benedek Fliegauf (Mongrel Media)

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Set in a permanently wintry seaside, Womb is one strange little sci-fi picture. In it, Rebecca (Eva Green) and Tommy (the current Doctor Who, Matt Smith) were childhood sweethearts who meet cute as adults. When Tommy dies in an accident, Rebecca goes to a biotech lab and recreates him; she actually gives birth to his clone, raising him as her child. And, yeah, it gets all Freudian and creepy. Green gives a performance of real stillness, while Smith is is both scruffier and more dangerous than he’s allowed to be in his Timelord day job. No doubt the chilly ramifications of cloning spliced with a hermetically sealed drama will alienate many, but when have you ever seen anything like it?
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