Vertical and Roadside have released the official trailer for the indie sci-fi film, The Pod Generation, starring Emilia Clarke, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rosalie Craig. The film premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and set to release on August 11, 2023.
The Pod Generation follows Rachel (Clarke) and Alvy (Ejiofor), a New York couple who are ready to start a family. As a rising tech company executive, Rachel lands a coveted spot at the Womb Center, which offers couples the opportunity to share pregnancy on a more equal footing by utilizing mobile, artificial wombs, or “pods”. Alvy, a botanist and devoted purist about the natural environment, has doubts, but his love for Rachel prompts him to take a leap of faith. And so, begins the wild ride on their tech-paved path to parenthood.
The Pod Generation is both written and directed by French-American filmmaker Sophie Barthes, director of the films Cold Souls and Madame Bovary previously, as well as other short films. It’s produced by Nadia Khamlichi, Genevieve Lemal, Martin Metz, and Yann Zenou. This initially premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Vertical + Roadside will open The Pod Generation in theaters nationwide on August 11th, 2023.