Equals

Viewpoints

US Premiere

USA | 103 MINUTES

EQUALS

Drama, Science Fiction
Set in a sleek and stylish future world, Drake Doremus’ (Like Crazy, Breathe In) sci-fi romance envisions an understated dystopia, where human emotion is seen as a disease that must be treated and cured. Impassive faces and collegiate pleasantries are the ideal, and those whose feelings break the surface are diagnosed with ‘Switched-On Syndrome’ and tracked by the Health and Safety Department. Against this backdrop, coworkers Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) begin to feel dangerous stirrings for one another.

In this futuristic Romeo & Juliet, Doremus builds on his previous star-crossed romances by adding a layer of rich world-building and fantasy, which puts the rawness and humanity of his characters’ feelings for each other in relief. How will these two star-crossed lovers find a way to be together when, as the Collective continually reminds us via big-screen public service announcements: ‘a cure is just around the corner?’

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Drake Doremus

Drake Doremus broke through in 2011 with Like Crazy, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Doremus directed a short film series, The Beauty Inside, which was awarded three Grand Prix awards at the 2013 Cannes Lions Festival, and a 2013 Emmy.
Director
Drake Doremus
Screenwriter
Nathan Parker
Producer
Michael Schaefer, Michael Pruss, Ann Ruark, Jay Stern, Chip Diggins
Editor
Jonathan Alberts
Cinematographer
John Guleserian
Cast
Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver

CONTACTS

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