TORCH presents: Ex Machina15

Directed by Alex Garland | UK | 2015 | 1h 48m | Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Corey Johnson

A young programmer wins a competition and is invited to a reclusive tech-genius’s mountain estate. His prize: to assess the capabilities of a stunningly advanced and humanistic robot. Alex Garland’s (writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine) directorial debut is a stylish and cerebral sci-fi drama which asks: what makes us human?

TORCH presents this screening followed by a panel discussion with actress Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina, House of the Dragon), choreographer Arthur Pita (Ex Machina, Persuasion), Dr Meindert Peters (University of Oxford), and chaired by TORCH Director, Professor Wes Williams.

Reviews

‘This is knowingly seductive sci-fi cinema, its slyly subversive allegiances hidden by the two-way mirror of the silver screen, its androids dreaming of much more than mere electric sheep.’
★★★★
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘Ex Machina is a smart, tricksy study of artificial intelligence and tech-sex that explores a credible near-future take on the man-machine relationship.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Times

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We showed TORCH presents: Ex Machina between May 10, 2023 and May 10, 2023.

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