An environmental activity in philosophical sci-fi, essayist executive Simon Pummell’s debut sensational feature investigates questions of character, surveillance and the universal human hunger for self-change. A Holland-based Brit best known for his trial documentaries Bodysong and Shock Head Soul, Pummell has additionally acted as a meeting teacher at Harvard. Debuted finally month’s Edinburgh Film Festival, Brand New-U is a rich and allusive work, intellectually ambitious and visually capturing. But it likewise has budget restrictions and formal imperfections, and might demonstrate too willfully recondite for the science fiction fan boy masses. While further celebration play appears to be assured, showy prospects will rely on upon shrewd promoting to liberal type fans.
Full of ominous sign from the begin, this British-Irish-Dutch co-production opens with Slater heading for a private birthday festivity with sweetheart Nadia. But their sentimental, affectionately shot, flame lit gathering is broken by an alarming home attack. Taking after a fatal struggle, a pack of veiled aggressors abduct Nadia. At the point when Slater finds that the dead thief is a doppelganger for Nadia, obviously expected to supplant her, his trek into the Twilight Zone starts.