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Equals

Directed by Drake Doremus
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USA | 101 minutes | North American Premiere
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Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in the ambitious new film from director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), about a utopian future society where crime and violence have been eradicated through the genetic elimination of human emotion, and where those afflicted with the emotional "disease" are forced to go on the run.
The ambitious new film from American director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) is set in a utopian society where violence and crime have been virtually eradicated via the genetic elimination of human emotion. Like their fellow citizens, co-workers Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) live calm, uneventful, drone-like lives, until a rumour begins to circulate about a deadly new disease that has broken out — one that causes people to manifest emotions. If discovered by the powers that be, the infected are sent away, never to return. When Silas discovers that he has contracted the disease, he becomes an outcast. But he is drawn back to Nia, who is also infected but has managed to hide the symptoms far better than he. Upon discovering that they are similarly stricken, they need to decide whether to stay and hide, or to make a break for freedom.