Each summer, Montreal rolls out the red carpet for the weird, wild, ambitious, surreal, original and wonderful efforts that cinema has to offer at the Fantasia Film Festival, and this year’s line-up is packed with movies ranging from Richard Linklater‘s “Boyhood” to James Gunn‘s “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” But between the buzzier, bigger movies are lots of smaller films, with a distinct voice and something truly unique of their own put to display. One to keep an eye on is “The Reconstruction Of William Zero,” which will make its World Premiere at the fest, and today we have the exclusive trailer for the sci-fi thriller.
Written and directed by Dan Bush (“The Signal“), and led by Conal Byrne and Amy Seimetz, the twisty, dual perspective film tells the story of William Blakely, a geneticist who wakes up from an accident with only fragments of his memory, forced to relearn who he is via his twin brother. But as he digs deeper, William discovers he might not be who he thought at all. Playing on themes of identity, memory, truth and more, this looks like one that fans of “Upstream Color” and perhaps “Memento” will want to check out.
“The Reconstruction Of William Zero” will screen on July 20th at the DB Clarke Theatre at 7 PM. Watch below.