A woman of mature years, experiencing a third miscarriage, Shaleha agonizes that she can't bear a child. To fulfill her husband's only wish and to be blessed by Allah as having a child is a tangible proof of divine grace, Shaleha decides to march to a different drummer. Her resolve is to find a new partner for her husband. Night and day, she and her husband sail to islands, floating villages, and nearby communities in search of a fertile woman. Providentially, Shaleha finds the girl as recommended by friends. But on the eve of her husband's second marriage to Mersila, a gnawing jealousy consumes Shaleha.
Brillante Mendoza is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker. His many international honors include being named best director at two of the world's most prestigious film events: the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (2012) and the Cannes International Film Festival (2009). THY WOMB had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Synopsis written by: Venice