Double Income, Kids

Double Income, Kids

23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

A closely observed story of an Israeli gay couple on their journey to have biological twins through their gestational surrogate, a woman from the US: for a period of one year, we look into the couple’s daily lives in Israel, witnessing how they cope with the financial, medical, social and religious issues Israel’s reality poses them on their quest for fatherhood. Intimate and refreshingly honest, the film raises questions about social norms and the zeitgeist of our technologically advanced world, while celebrating the expansion of our definition of family and the increased visibility of the resistance to “biological destiny.”

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Hendrik Schäfer
Cinematography: Hendrik Schäfer
Editing: Ina Tangermann, Hendrik Schäfer, Julia Meyer-Pavlovic
Sound: Michael Roytih, Mark Eyrich, Derek Eklund, Sergey Vslasov, Denis Hramovichech, Yuval Shenhar, Niklas Menschik (sound design)
Music: Patrick Puszko
Production: Essence Film
Producers: Denise Neustadt, Hendrik Schäfer
Co-production: SWR, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 94'
Contact: Wide

Hendrik Schäfer


2013 Allemania
2015 #NSFW: Seducing Mr. Bluefrog
2019 Double Income, Kids