A depressed man finds himself questioning the truth of his existence when he meets a free-spirited lady who insists he is inhabiting a simulation in Bliss, a brand new movie from director Mike Cahill that stars Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek. Positive, it appears like an indie riff on The Matrix, and there are a number of shared parts, however Bliss is markedly completely different in theme and tone, and it is extremely a lot Cahill’s distinctive imaginative and prescient.
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As we have reported beforehand, Cahill additionally directed the 2011 indie sci-fi movie One other Earth—his first function—which acquired a standing ovation at its premiere and gained the Alfred P. Sloan Prize on the 2011 Sundance Movie Pageant. Cahill’s 2014 followup function, I Origins, additionally snagged the Sloan Prize; the truth is, he is the one director to have twice gained the award, so he is acquired some critical indie sci-fi movie road cred.
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