Video: The trailer for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution begins with a young boy discovering a dead body, and that’s not even in the top 10 of the creepiest things happening in it. There’s the fact that the island seems to be populated solely by other young boys and very stern older women. There’s a lot of medical equipment around. And then… there’s the starfish. Look, just watch the trailer.
Evolution is a sci-fi film that’s short on action, but big on mystery and mood. It ran at the Sydney Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival earlier this year, and will soon be available on-demand in the US. It’s currently unclear whether it will also be made available in Australia – but we hope so.