A brief and baffling teaser trailer has been released for a so-called “body horror” called Evolution, and the film is being likened to The Island of Dr Moreau.
The teaser gives very little away, if anything, but a full and lengthy synopsis comes with it, explaining a bit more about the story, and promising some intriguing and dark times ahead.
Evolution is written and directed by French director Lucile Hadzihalilovic. The film stars Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, and Julie-Marie Parmentier. It is expeected to open in early 2016.
A young boy living in a mysterious, isolated seaside clinic uncovers the sinister purposes of his keepers, in this exquisitely shot blend of body horror and surreal fantasy from director Lucile Hadzihalilovic (INNOCENCE).
Ten-year old Nicolas lives an austere and isolated life with his mother in a remote seaside community populated by women and other little boys about his age, but seemingly devoid of adult males. In a hospital overlooking the tempestuous ocean, the boys are all subjected to regular medical treatments – or, perhaps, some mysterious experiment. Only Nicolas seems to question what’s happening to him and his friends.
He finds an unexpected ally in a young nurse, Stella, whose kindness is a break from the severity that all the other women seem to reserve for their young charges. Increasingly suspicious that his mother and the nurses are lying to him and that something ominous is going on, he follows the women at night, determined to find out what they are up to. What he discovers on the beach signals the beginning of a nightmare from which he’s helpless to escape.
Influenced by H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau, this mesmerizing film approaches the concept of evolution from a truly unique perspective.