SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK’s leading genre event and an internationally recognised launch pad for genre movies. At each festival we have at least a dozen UK premieres.
The festival is now in its 9th year and will take place Wed 28th April – Mon 3rd May 2010 at The Apollo Piccadilly Circus Cinema, London’s most luxurious cinema.
If you were disappointed by the recent Surrogates movie, then this movie is going to restore your faith in that film’s underlying concept. In this future-set world mothers carry in-utero genetic clones of their children. The clones are kept in individual networked vats, and the person’s diseases and pain are downloaded to the clone throughout its life. In cases of emergency they can also be used for spare parts.
The police and a journalist are investigating crimes involving the despositarios, such as the lovelorn man who kidnaps his ex-lover’s clone and keeps her in his room while trying to revive her humanity. Inside the police procedural and love story themes the film addresses many issues, such as right to life and the ethics of genetic engineering.
Both thought-provoking and action-packed, this is another great example of the original and intelligent sci-fi films coming out of Mexico.
Official Website: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2010/programme
Added by Craig Grobler on April 25, 2010