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Miami Premiere Engagement! EVOLUTION by Lucille Hadzihalilovic

  • 11 Dec 2016
  • 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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SUN, DEC 11, 6:15p:

Miami Premiere Engagement!


Directed by LUCILLE HADZIHALILOVIC/France/2016/81mins.

With Max Brebant, Roxanne Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves—a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach—Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital? The long-awaited new film from the acclaimed director of Innocence is awash in the haunting, otherworldly images of a nightmare.

(In French with English subtitles)

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto Film Festival

Fantastic Fest, Seattle International Film Festival

“For cinephiles who prize mysterious, forbidding atmosphere over a straightforward narrative, it’s been a long wait for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s second feature... It’s a pleasure to have her back.”

-Mike D’Angelo, A. V. Club

★★★★ By the end of this most ominous lullaby, it’s clear that the film isn’t a puzzle meant to be solved—it’s an oblique return to childhood, to a time when there was no clear boundary between imagination and reality, when everything you didn’t understand was beautiful and terrifying in equal measure.”-David Ehrlich, Time Out

"★★★★ BEGUILING…a singular, stylish and indefinable glimpse into the dark depths, contorting a unique rumination on the nature (and future?) of reproduction into a startling provocation of male physical anxieties.”

-Ben Nicholson, CineVue

“Lucile Hadzihalilovic‘s "Evolution" is a beautifully strange hybrid of innocence and disturbance. "Unique" is the immediate descriptor that springs to mind once it ends”-Nicola Grozdanoviv, The Playlist


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