Evolution, directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, is as soft, beautiful and mysterious as sci-fi films get. It’s about an island that’s just populated by young boys and their mothers, but the boys are always in the hospital. Why? There are some secrets, to be sure.

The film has been playing various film festivals across the world and opens in France in March. It does not yet have a U.S. release but if you like very heady, meticulous films that use their genre in a very sporadic but impactful way, Evolution is a film to keep an eye out for.

Here’s the trailer.

I mean, the trailer doesn’t even have a hint of how the movie uses science fiction. It’s a great tease.

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