Monthly Screenings

Evolution אבולוציה

Dir.: Lucile Hadžihalilovic | 81 minutes


France, Spain, Belgium 2015 | 81 minutes | French | English, Hebrew subtitles

10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a secluded island inhabited only by women and their young sons. In the seaside hospital, the children undergo strange medical procedures. The only boy wondering what is going on is Nicolas, who suspects his mother is lying to him and is determined to find out why she and all the other mothers go to the beach every night.

In her second feature film, which received two awards at San Sebastián, French director Lucile Hadžihalilovic devises a disturbing, highly imaginative universe, and combines exciting visuals with accurate music and sound design. The result is a potential cult film and that resonates with the audience long after it is over.