May 7, 2010
Studio: Focus Features
Director: Thomas Balmes
MPAA Rating: PG (for cultural and maternal nudity throughout)
Starring: Ponijao , Bayar , Mari , Hattie
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: FilminFocus.com
The adventure of a lifetime begins... Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, this film simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco. Re-defining the nonfiction art form, "Babies" joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.