Children of Men

2006

Children of Men

[Miscarriage, Infertility, Child loss, Traumatic pregnancy] This is a dystopian story, set in the not-distant future, about an England in which, as in the rest of the world, no children have been born for the last 18 years. For an as yet unknown reason, women have become unable to bear babies. Bereft of offspring, societies around the globe have dissolved into conflict and chaos. Their leader is Julian (Julianne Moore), who happens to be Theo’s ex; they split after their toddler son Dylan died in a flu epidemic 19 years ago. The filmmakers show a birth in graphic detail.