The New Man
A married couple (writer Devorah Baum & filmmaker Josh Appignanesi, The Infidel) turn the camera on themselves as they undergo the wry, hilarious journey to becoming parents in our era of IVF, late reproduction, and the crisis of masculinity. But when life-threatening complications hit, they're tested to the brink. What emerges is an intimate, moving portrait of a generation going through a revolution that no-one's talking about. En route we encounter the likes of Zadie Smith, John Berger, Antony Gormley, Slavoj Žižek, Hisham Matar, Darian Leader (20,000 Days on Earth) and David Schneider. It's a film for anyone who has children, is thinking of having them, or still feels like a child themselves. "Lovely, personal and abjectly honest... Very funny and poignant." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian; "Moving, insightful and beautifully crafted." David Calhoun, Time Out; "Intimate, moving, painfully revealing - an extraordinary documentary and an exploration of what truly matters in a life and in a marriage." Kamila Shamsie; "The New Man is a film about maleness, parenthood, mortality, Jewishness and sex. If it had a bit about football, it might be my favourite ever." David Baddiel.
Starring Josh Appignanesi, Devorah Baum, Slavoj Žižek
Director Josh Appignanesi, Devorah Baum