UNLV Department of Film & Cinefemmes present a screening of the feature film, Eva, directed by Spanish filmmaker Kike Maillo and starring Daniel Bruhl. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director moderated by Professor Francisco Menendez.
Set in 2041, Alex Garel is a well-known robot programmer who after 10 years returns to his hometown to work in his old university when his friend Julia brings him a project to create a new line of robot child. There Alex meets his brother David, Lana (Alex's former lover and David's current wife), and Eva, Alex's 10-years-old niece. Looking for inspiration, Alex asks Eva to be the muse of the new robot, watching her attitude and behavior during the time they spend together, making emotional tests to configure its personality. The relationship with his niece gives Alex doubts about finishing the project and awakens old feelings for Lana, at the same time he starts suspecting that perhaps the lovely and imaginative Eva is hiding an important secret about Lana and herself
About Escándalo Films:
Escándalo Films was founded in 1995. In 1999 they signed a collaboration agreement with ESCAC (Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya). Its aim is to find and promote new talent in Spanish film-making.
Over the last twelve years, they have consolidated their reputation by producing almost 200 short films with more than 500 national and international awards (including Sundance Film Festival, Oscars Student Academy Awards, Méliès d’Argent, Festival de Mar de Plata, and the SGAE Spanish Version Award).
Given the success achieved by our productions, Escándalo Films has established itself as an R + D factory for audiovisual products, and has created a strong foundation for supporting productions which encourage the introduction of young creative talent into the audiovisual industry.