2015 / France, Belgium, Spain / 81 min / N-16
Director(s) - Lucile Hadžihalilović
Screenwriter(s) - Lucile Hadžihalilović, Alantė Kavaitė, Geoff Cox
Actors - Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Producer(s) - Sylvie Pialat, Jérôme Vidal, Benoît Quainon
Cinematographer - Manuel Dacosse
Editor(s) - Nassim Gordji Tehrani
Composer(s) - Jesús Díaz, Zacarías M. de la Riva
Sales agent - Wild Bunch
Production company -
Dialogues - French
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Ten-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the tempestuous ocean, the boys are all subjected to regular medical treatments — or, perhaps, some mysterious experiment. 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. Influenced by Herbert George Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau, this mesmerising blend of aquatic body horror and surreal fantasy approaches the concept of evolution from a truly unique perspective.
"La bouche de Jean-Pierre" (1996), "Good Boys Use Condoms" (1998, short), "Innocence" (2004, "Kino pavasaris"), "Nectar" (2014, short, "Kino pavasaris"), "Evolution" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").