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Memory Bank: Rosalie Craig & Vinette Robinson Added to Sophie Barthes’ The Pod Generation

Memory Bank: Rosalie Craig & Vinette Robinson Added to Sophie Barthes’ The Pod Generation

Rosalie Craig, Vinette Robinson and (a bit part for) Kathryn Hunter (The Tragedy of Macbeth actress) have been added to Sophie Barthes’ The Pod Generation — which has been shooting since March. They join toppers Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor in what is coined as a sci-fi comedy. We believe production would have taken place in Paris and Brussels — and while it’s not impossible for the project to be showcased in the autumn fall season, we’re starting to look towards 2023 as a logical drop for what we indentified as one of the most anticipated films for 2022.

Set in a near future where AI is all the rage and nature is becoming a distant memory, the story revolves around Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy (Ejiofor), a New York couple who are ready to take their relationship to the next level and start a family. Rachel’s work gives them a chance to use a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegasus, which offers couples the opportunity to share pregnancy on a more equal footing via detachable artificial wombs, or pods. Alvy, a botanist and devoted purist, has doubts, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And so begins the wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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