Emilia Clarke States the Deep Importance of Film at the Sundance Premiere of The Pod Generation

The star says she would be “the shell of a human being” without film

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

January 22, 2023

Emilia Clarke came out for the premiere of her film The Pod Generation at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Thursday night. The actress wore Chanel and looked overjoyed to return to the prestigious fest after being virtual since 2020. We asked her where she would be without film and the importance of the art form to humankind.

“Without film, I would be the shell of a human being. Stories make me feel better, and I don’t think I’m the only one,” she said. “It makes us happy; it makes escapism. It makes you feel comfortable. It makes you question yourself, your reality, and the people around you. It makes you relate; you emphasize.”

Writer and director Sophie Barthes told us she's grateful the film was selected. "It's super exciting, and it feels a bit like coming home.” The French-American film director best known for her 2009 film Cold Souls drew from her recent pregnancy to create the sci-fi script. “I think it was my pregnancy and all the crazy dreams I had when I was expecting my first child. I’ve always wanted to make a movie about motherhood...And this is a movie about the commodification of the womb.”

An Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize winner, the film follows a New York couple Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who live in a not-so-distant future where technology provides convenient maternity by way of detachable artificial wombs, or pods. Rachel and Alvy debate if this new route to parenthood is right for them in this social satire of detachment parenting and magnification of the perils of technology.

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