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.


Mark Duggan was nominated for Best Cinematography at 'Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema' and

'Milan International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema' for his work on the film.

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


Directed by Erik Knudsen (2017).

 © Mark Duggan Films 2021