Ex MachinaUnited Kingdom, 2015 : Canadian Premiere
Alex Garland, writer of 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company’s brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test — charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated –– and more deceptive –– than the two men could have imagined.
Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director, best known for 28 DAYS LATER (2002), DREDD (2012) and SUNSHINE (2007).
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After-party to follow at Sole Korea Restaurant, located at 628 8 Ave SW. Food, drinks and music by Audio Mass (Stilz & Flynn)
press for Ex Machina
"Alex Garland's brittle, beautiful directorial debut is a digital-age 'Frankenstein' refashioned as a battle of the sexes."- Variety
"Artfully spartan in its use of digital effects, EX MACHINA looks great, forging a strong visual aesthetic from a limited budget."- Hollywood Reporter
screened with a short film
USA/Hungry/UK, 2015, 6 Minutes, Directors Tom Brown and Daniel GrayThat which is neglected, is lost.
Sci-Fi / Romance / Award at CUFF18+
Cinematographer Rob Hardy will be in attendance!
Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
Jury Prize, Gérardmer Film Festival 2015