Directed by Christos Nikou | UK/USA | 2023 | 1h 53m | Starring Jessie Buckley, Riz Ahmed, Jeremy Allen White, Luke Wilson, Annie Murphy

Despite being proven to be true love by technology, Anna increasingly suspects that her relationship with her partner is not what it seems. Determined to figure out the truth, she signs up to work at a mysterious institute designed to test the love amongst flailing couples. Starring Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed, Greek director Christos Nikou’s (Apples) thought-provoking sci-fi weaves a beguiling allegory about our desire for certainty and dependency on technology.


‘Love becomes a game of percentages in this intriguing alt-world sci-fi drama.’
James Mottram, Radio Times

‘There’s an endearing bizarreness to Fingernails… that allows him [Nikou] to grasp at some of the intricacies of the human condition, steeped in silences as much as heartfelt analysis.’
Carlos Aguilar, LA Times


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