The Baby

International Competition

world premiere
Dark comedy - Horror | United Kingdom | 2021

Episode(s): 1,2,3
Series: 8 x 30min

The HBO and SKY original eight-episode horror comedy limited series THE BABY, from SISTER and creators Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer, presents a darkly funny, raw examination of motherhood, from the perspective of a woman who doesn’t want to be one.

Michelle De Swarte stars as 38-year-old Natasha, who is furious that her closest friends are all having babies. But when she is unexpectedly landed with a baby of her own, her life dramatically implodes. Controlling, manipulative, but incredibly cute, the baby twists Natasha’s life into a surreal horror show. As she discovers the true extent of the baby’s deadly nature, Natasha makes increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it. She doesn’t want a baby. But the baby definitely wants her.

Not recommanded for children under 12.

Our take

Produced by Jane Featherstone (Chernobyl), co-created by Sian Robins-Grace (Sex Education) and directed by Nicole Kassel (Watchmen), this dark, burlesque and (almost) horrifying comedy is a metaphor for the anxiety of motherhood felt by some women, weighing heavily on the shoulders of those deciding to become mothers.

  • Created By Siân ROBINS GRACE, Lucy GAYMER
  • Written By Siân ROBINS GRACE, Sophie GOODHART
  • Directed By Nicole KASSELL, Stacey GREGG
  • Music Lucrecia DALT (composer), Peter SAVILLE & Zoë Ellen BRYANT (Music Supervisors)
  • With Michelle DE SWARTE, Amira GHAZALLA, Amber GRAPPY, Patrice NAIAMBANA, Sinéad CUSACK, Shvorne MARKS, Isy SUTTIE, Tanya REYNOLDS, Seyan SARVAN, Karl DAVIES, Divian LADWA
  • Production Sister, Proverbial Pictures
  • Broadcaster HBO, Sky
  • French Broadcaster OCS

23 March

not recommended for children under 12

Le Nouveau Siècle
21:00 - 22:33

25 March

UGC Ciné-Cité
15:45 - 17:18