Last December I posted about an upcoming documentary, Babies, which follows four different babies around the world during their first year of life. I just learned that it will be released in theaters--quite appropriately--on Mother's Day Weekend! I've never cared about getting a Mother's Day present before, but this year I really really want see this film.
If you haven't seen the trailer yet, you really should:
Here's a bit more about the film, from the official website:
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies 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.
USA Today recently featured a review of the film. Click on on the image below to read it.
Disclosure: The company producing Babies asked me to spread word about the film, in exchange for a chance to win prizes such as diapers or strollers. I don't need those items, but I wanted to share the film anyway. I can't wait to see it!