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Alchemy, the distributor behind movies such as Richard Linklater’s Bernie and the upcoming Cannes movie The Lobster, has picked up the North American rights to French horror film Evolution.
The movie was just selected to screen at this year’s Toronto Film Festival in its Vanguard sidebar.
According to Alchemy, the film tells of “Nicolas, a 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother in a village on a remote island 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.”
Lucile Hadzihalilovic, who directed the 2004 French film Innocence, helmed the movie and co-wrote it with Alante Kavaite and Geoff Cox.
It stars Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, and Julie-Marie Parmentier.
Wild Bunch repped the filmmakers in the deal.
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