Film
GALA

ZOE

Directed by Drake Doremus
FEATURE NARRATIVE 104 Minutes World Premiere
In the not-too-distant future, the most cutting-edge technology has honed romantic relationships down to a science: A computerized test can determine the likelihood of successful partnership between two individuals, and androids—known as “synthetics”—have been designed as the ideal partners, ones who will never leave. Zoe (Léa Seydoux) and Cole (Ewan McGregor) work in the research facility responsible for developing this technology, and it’s against this backdrop of romantic engineering that their own relationship begins to blossom. But a sudden accident opens a division between them, threatening their nascent relationship and pointing to larger philosophical questions about love, humanity, and authenticity.

With a supporting cast including Theo James, Rashida Jones, and Christina Aguilera, Drake Doremus’s latest sci-fi romance reexamines age-old ideas about self-awareness, humanity, and how to know when love is real in a world of artifice.

—Cara Cusmano
Drama, Science Fiction
About the Director(s)
Drake Doremus is a writer-director. His past credits include Douchebag, Like Crazy, Breathe In, and Equals. In 2011, Like Crazy received the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and, in 2015, Equals premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. His series The Beauty Inside received three Grand Prix Awards in 2013 at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and a Daytime Emmy® Award.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Gala
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    104 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Composer:
    Dan Romer
  • Screenwriter:
    Richard Greenberg
  • Executive Producer:
    Ridley Scott, Stuart Ford, Greg Shapiro, Kate Buckley, John Zois, Lawrence Bender, Michelle Ton Zhou, Li Li, Michael Flynn
  • Editor:
    Douglas Crise
  • Director:
    Drake Doremus
  • Producer:
    Kevin Walsh, Michael Pruss, Drake Doremus, Robert George
  • Cast:
    Lea Seydoux, Ewan McGregor, Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James, Miranda Otto
  • Cinematographer:
    John Guleserian

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