Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Evolution - Dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic

The quiet tranquillity of the underwater opening of Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution is indicative of the dreamlike qualities of the story that follows, but doesn’t begin to hint at the entrancing horrors of this strange and captivating science-fiction tale.

The tranquility of that opening is shattered when young boy Nicolas (Max Brebant) catches a glimpse of a body nestling in the clutches of the sea floor. He rushes home and tells his mother (Julie-Marie Parmentier), who sternly insists that he is mistaken.