Chaplin Theater: Block 1.2 – Sci-Fi (12pm – 1.30pm)


Ext

In the snow-covered ruins of 24th century Toronto, AEGIS, a humanoid war machine, leads a team of five robot-bound digital-humans into the the real world (aka the “E-X-T”) to retake an enemy-occupied server installation vital to the survival of their digital homeworld.

Directed by Adrian Bobb (Canada)


Krim

In a dystopian vision of the future, a mysterious secret agent is lost on a mission. When her commanding division picks her up again, they perform a series of tests in a harsh government facility.

Directed by Manuel Hüttner (Austria)


Signal

A scientist investigates a strange noise related to his daughter’s disappearance in an abandoned village alone.

Directed by Sophie Wang (Canada)

California premiere


(Dys)Functional

In the near future, humanism is lost by a longing for profit. People lose their jobs and are replaced by intelligent robots – androids. Frustrated official Adrian is sent to a modern robot called Eva, who stopped appearing at her workplace. Adrian’s job is to find the fault and fix it. This meeting is a chance for both of them to think about their lives and the decisions they have made.

Directed by Adam Nowak (Poland)


Expiration

After an underdog programmer finds out his beloved robot girlfriend is going to expire, he must connect the pieces of clues from her broken mysterious memories to save her life against all odds.

Directed by Lisheng Zhang (USA)


Perfect Body

Bayta is a famous social media influencer. Once the most popular of all, she’s falling from grace as opposed to Eva, the first humanoid influencer robot and against herself. Her germophobia is out of control, her body is breaking down, and she’s unable to find sexual pleasure. After touching Eva for the first time, a strange liquid starts oozing from her pores. To her, there’s no doubt: Eva is responsible.

Directed by Jessica Puppo (France)

USA premiere