About the Film | Babies Movie Synopsis | Focus Features

The adventure of a lifetime begins...

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balm`es, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.

Director/Adaptation/Image/Co-Executive Producer

- Thomas Balm`es

Producer/Original Idea

- Alain Chabat


- Amandine Billot


- Christine Rouxel


- Reynald Bertrand


- Bruno Coulais


- Craig McKay, A.C.E.