We return to the Foundling Museum with three film screenings that touch on contemporary issues related to pregnancy to compliment the new Portraying Pregnancy exhibition. Each film is followed by a Q&A session with film critics, reproductive health experts, and historians.
Cristian Mungiu’s Palme D’Or-winning “4 Months 3 Weeks and 2 Days” follows two college room-mates seeking an illegal abortion in communist-era Romania. (trailer)
You can read about the event and discussion here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/march-centre/news/102911
Alfonso Cuarón’s award-laden “Roma” has Cleo’s pregnancy at its core in this masterpiece set in 1970s Mexico. (trailer)
We conclude with Tamara Jenkins’ comedy-drama “Private Life” where a middle-aged couple struggle to conceive and are running out of options. (trailer)