• 2016
  • 1h 21min
  • Directed by: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • Cast: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
  • Language: French

Nicolas lives on a remote island populated by only women and boys. After discovering a body in the ocean he begins to question his strange environment, seeking to discover why the boys are subjected to strange medical treatment and why the women gather on the beach at night.

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The follow-up to Lucile Hadžihalilović’s critically-acclaimed debut feature Innocence,* Evolution* is “a mysterious coming-of-age story tinged by the poetic pull of a nightmare” (Time Out).

Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives with his mother (Julie-Marie Parmentier) on a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a mysterious medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, on the beach…

Before* Evolution* we're exited to screen short film Nasty (15m, directed by Prano Bailey-Bond).

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