“Equals” is set in a dystopian society where human emotions and illnesses have been eradicated. But when illustrator Silas (Nicholas Hoult) and his co-worker Nia (Kristen Stewart) gets infected with a mysterious disease that regains their ability to feel compassion and love. The two start to feel a growing attraction for the other and begin a secret forbidden relationship which becomes a passionate romance. But when their superiors start to become suspicious, Silas and Nia have to decide whether to return to the comfort of their familiar or risk it all and escape into a new world together.
Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from “Equals” featuring Stewart, Hoult, and director Drake Doremus discuss the film’s production, how it’s the final installment of Doremus’ “love trilogy,” and more.
Doremus has previously directed the films “Like Crazy,” starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, about a relationship strained by distance and visa troubles, and “Breathe In,” about a high school music teacher (Guy Pearce) who begins an affair with a foreign exchange student (Felicity Jones).
“Equals” had its world premiere at last year’s Venice International Film Festival, and had its North American premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released on DirecTV Cinema on May 26 and will have a limited theatrical release courtesy of A24 starting on July 15. For more information on the film, head to the DirecTV Deals website.