DOUBLE INCOME, KIDS
Director: Hendrik Schäfer
Documentary | D | 2019
94 min | Dolby 5.1
53rd Hof International Film Festival
We accompany an Israeli gay couple, Motty and Alon, on their journey to have biological twins through their American gestational surrogate, Krista. For a period of one year, we look into the couple’s daily lives in Israel. We observe how they cope with the financial, medical, social and religious issues Israel’s reality confronts them with on their quest for fatherhood. Through their closely observed personal story, the film raises questions about parenthood, social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world.