Cleft Lip


Feature Film: What happens when fertility becomes a commodity in a fractured society? Oedipus reborn. Sophocles’ classic of classics adapted for the 21st Century by Erik Knudsen into a contemporary tragedy about the unravelling of the most fundamental of relationships in society; that between a father, a mother and a child. Cleft Lip is set in the context of a world where donor eggs and sperm are freely traded as increasing numbers of people are having to resort to fertility treatment as a consequence of social changes, individual decisions and biological imperatives.


Winner - Best Cinematography (Mark Duggan) at the 7th 'Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional' (2021). Nominated for Best Cinematography at 'Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema' (2018) & 'Milan International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema' (2018).

'Cleft Lip' is available to buy/rent on VOD: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play & Vimeo.


Directed by Erik Knudsen (2017).