>In the much buzzed-about film, director Thomas Balmes follows the lives of four newborns from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the U.S. Balmes cast pregnant women set to deliver by shooting time, who committed to 18 months of filming. From first smiles to tantrums, “I wanted to be there every time something new happened,” he says. What do the babies, now all 3 to 4 years old, think? “Bayar [from Mongolia] told me, ‘I love the movie. It’s about the sky, the wind and how my older brother keeps beating me up.””

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