Mateo Gil’s latest sci-fi film “Realive” asks the question: “What would it be like to be resurrected after being dead for over 50 years?” The film follows Marc Jarvis (Tom Hughes), a successful man who has recently been diagnosed with a fatal, fast-spreading cancer. He decides to cryonize his body in the hope that he will be brought back to life when they have found a cure. Six decades later, the Prodigy Health Corporation resurrects Marc, and he becomes the first human to survive the process, but his reanimation doesn’t go smoothly and he soon finds himself longing for his past self. The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon (“Bastille Day”) and Oona Chaplin (“Quantum Solace”). Watch an exclusive trailer for the film below.
Gil is likely most famous for co-writing Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 film “Open Your Eyes,” which was the primary inspiration for Cameron Crowe’s 2001 film “Vanilla Sky,” starring Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz. He also wrote and directed the films “Blackthorn,” a fictional account of an aged Butch Cassidy (played by Sam Shepard) who decides to return to the United States after spending 20 years in a secluded Bolivian village, and “Nobody Knows Anybody,” about an aspiring novelist whose drawn into a tangled mystery involving crossword puzzles.
“Realive” premiered at Fantasia Fest in Montreal this past July and and will screen at the Sitges Film Festival in Catalonia, Spain in October.