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by Lucile Hadzihalilovic


10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village 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… What he discovers is the beginning of a nightmare into which he is helplessly drawn. But in Stella, a young nurse at the hospital, Nicolas finds an unexpected ally…

international title: Evolution
original title: Evolution
country: France, Belgium, Spain
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
release date: FR 16/03/2016
screenplay: Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alanté Kavaïté
cast: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
cinematography by: Manu Dacosse
film editing: Nassim Gordji Tehrani
art director: Laia Colet
producer: Sylvie Pialat, Jérôme Vidal, Benoît Quainon
production: Les Films du Worso, Noodles Productions, Scope Pictures, Volcano Films, Left Field Ventures
distributor: Potemkine Films, Metrodome Distribution, Njutafilms


main awards/selection

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015 In Competition
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015 
Les Arcs International Film Festival 2015 
Crossing Europe 2016 

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