This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves—a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach—Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital? The long-awaited new film from the acclaimed director of Innocence is awash in the haunting, otherworldly images of a nightmare.
Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Writers: Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Alanté Kavaïté
Cast: Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Released by IFC Films
In theaters on November 25
Toronto International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival