Birth/Rebirth (2023)

Fiction, 2023, 101′
03/05 Fri | 9:15pm | Sala Manoel de Oliveira

Directed by Laura Moss
Written by Laura Moss, Brendan J. O’Brien
Cinematography by Chananun Chotrungroj
Cast Marin Ireland, Judy Reyes

Sundance (Official Selection) (2023); nominations for Someone to Watch Award, best performance, and best screenplay (Independent Spirit Awards) (2024)


Dr. Rose Casper, a forensic pathologist with her own ideas about female biological reproduction, is obsessed with finding a way to bring the dead back to life. Her world collides with that of Celie Morales, a maternity nurse at the same hospital where she works, when her daughter suddenly dies of an acute bout of meningitis and her body ends up on Rose’s autopsy table. The circumstances of the girl’s death make her the perfect human candidate for her next experience. Director Laura Moss reworks, in an unprecedented and ingenious way, one of the oldest themes in horror cinema, the myth of Frankenstein.