Alex Garland / GB, 2015 / 108 min.
Programmer Caleb is persuaded by his boss Nathan to test out a robot: does he experience robot Ava, a very sensual woman, as a machine or as a human being? Oscar-winning directorial debut (Best Special Effects) by Alex Garland, Danny Boyle’s regular scriptwriter.
Director Alex Garland on his sources of inspiration: 'Andrei Tarkovsky”s Stalker is f—king incredible - just utterly hypnotizing and beautiful filmmaking. When you say great sci-fi, that”s where my head goes. I don”t know if you would even call Stalker sci-fi. I don”t even know what it is, but that”s where my brain went.'