Alex Garland, we have known him as a writer in the two cult directed by DannyBoyle's “28 Days Later” and “Sunshine”, now we get to enjoy him behind thecamera for the film “Ex Machina.”
A scientist billionaire, Oscar Isaac, involves a young programmer, Domhnall Gleeson (both in the eighth episode of “Star Wars”) to test his latest invention, anartificial intelligence.
Ava, the third star in this psychological thriller, is played byAlicia Vikander (known for her role as Kitty in ”Anna Karenina”).
Among the aseptic space of a secluded villa we witness an evolving visceral interaction between the android/manlike clone and the two human maleprotagonists.
The line between creator and creature becomes increasingly blurred.
When the megalomania is fed by the illusion of control, cruelty and vulnerability will reveal two sides of the same nature.
The soundtrack of the film,signed by the member Geoff Barrow of Portishead, marks effectively in the scene swhich alternate between the minimalist setting, serving for the intimacy ofdialogue, and the dazzling special effects.
Cinema Contributor Clara Gipponi
Words Editor Annie Markitanis