Alma (Maren Eggert) is looking for a relationship on her terms but finding it tough. Then, one night in a bar, the academic encounters Tom (Dan Stevens). He’s good looking, charming, can quote Rilke by heart and does a mean rumba on the dancefloor. It all seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Dan is an android. But one who has been designed specifically to Alma’s tastes. But what if that perfection begins to grate? Do we need the angst, irritation and annoyance that relationships cause for them to work? Maria Schrader’s satire begins where most high concept film ends, exploring the nature of human relationships. Schrader finds the perfect balance between high concept and comedy, aided in no small part by her leads, along with Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller who plays one of the people who oversee the creation of this new species.
★★★★ “A witty screenplay and another fabulously broad performance from Dan Stevens are reasons to see this German-language comedy” - Kevin Maher, The Times
SOCIALLY DISTANT SCREENING
Tuesday 21 September 2:10pm