WHO’S IN IT?
Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Natalie Martinez (End of Watch), Victor Garber (Argo), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher), Melora Hardin (17 Again), Sam Page (Serial Daters Anonymous), Mariana Paola Vicente (Get Hard), Teri Wyble (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Sandra Ellis Lafferty (The Hunger Games)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Tarsem Singh (The Cell), director; David Pastor (Carriers) and Alex Pastor (Out of the Dark), writers; Ram Bergman (Looper), Peter Schlessel (Stay Alive) and James D. Stern (The Brothers Bloom), producers; Dudu Aram (film debut) and Antonio Pinto (The Host), composers; Brendan Galvin (Immortals), cinematographer; Robert Duffy (Mirror Mirror), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Damien (Kingsley), a wealthy aristocrat, is dying of cancer. He discovers a secret medical procedure that can transfer a person’s consciousness into another body, which he undergoes and soon finds himself in the body of a younger, healthier man (Reynolds). Though Damien enjoys his new existence for a while, he soon discovers that the body he is using belonged to someone with a life and family, before he was used by the organisation that carried out the procedure. As if that weren’t enough, the original man’s consciousness is threatening to resurface, causing Damien’s existence to be wiped away for good…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Self/Less is a highly intriguing but disturbing examination of immortality and the price we must pay in order to achieve it.