documentary, 35mm, 91 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2002.
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, Annamária Radnai, Kata Hegyes||Screenplay|
|Tamás Almási||Director of photography|
|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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