We're Finally Getting To See Eva, A Beautiful Film About Love And Robots

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Check out the first U.S. trailer for Eva, a movie about the "first free robot," a small girl named Eva, created in 2041. This Spanish movie contains some incredible visuals — but it also looks like it addresses a lot of important stuff about A.I. and identity. Even in a year of robot movies, this looks like a great addition.


We were intrigued by this movie when we first saw a trailer back in 2010, but it's taken until now for a U.S. release to happen. The Weinstein Company picked it up and is giving it a small theatrical release on March 13 — and hopefully it'll be on VOD and stuff, too. This joins Chappie, last year's The Machine, and Alex Garland's Ex Machina among the slew of films about robot consciousness hitting theaters right about now.

Here's the synopsis:

The year 2041. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.


[via The Playlist]

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I'm confused, I'm pretty sure I watched this in 2011.