Our Cells

documentary, 35mm, 91 minutes


They say there are two things for which people are prepared to do anything: not to have or to have children.
Our heroes' greatest desire was to have a baby. The hop was in vain, long years passed before it became clear that only in vitro fertilization, a test-tube baby programme, could help them. The period after that is not an easy one. Euphoria or hopelessness elevates or depresses them; they have to be able to stand physical and mental strain and the constant test of their love. But before them all is the great common goal: the baby. In Hungary every tenth marriage or cohabitation is infertile. For two and half years the film follows the fate of three couples in their struggle for a child.
Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in 1978.
Since then one million newborn babies have come into the world by means of in vitro fertilization.


Tamás Almási Director
Tamás Almási, Annamária Radnai, Kata Hegyes Screenplay
Tamás Almási Director of photography
László Hargittai Editor
László Dés Music
István Sipos Sound
Tamás Almási Producer
Filmdimenzió Ltd. Production company


Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2002 Main Prize


Biarritz FIPA - 2002 (in competition)
Kings Mountain Real to Reel - 2003
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2002 (in competition)
Selb Grenzland-Filmtage Festival - 2003

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