Equals

Equals, Kristen StewartDirected by Drake Doremus
Writing …. Drake Doremus (story)
Nathan Parker … (screenplay)
Cinematography …. John Guleserian
Runtime 101 minutes Color
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Zeiss Super Speed and Ultra Prime Lenses

Cast
Nicholas Hoult … Silas
Kristen Stewart … Nia
Vernetta Lopez … Woman at Turnstile
Scott Lawrence … Mark
Kate Lyn Sheil … Kate
Rebecca Hazlewood … Zoe
Yu Hwan Park … Seth
Bel Powley … Rachel
David Selby … Leonard
Aurora Perrineau … Iris
Nathan Parker … David
Jessica Lois … Coupler Woman
Seth Adams … Health & Safety Guard #1
Dennis Shin … Health & Safety Guard #2
Guy Pearce … Jonas

I saw the world premiere of “Equals” at the Venice Film Festival. From all I can gather, the film has been recut since that showing, probably to a appeal to a wider, main-stream audience that they believe Stewart and Hoult can draw. I happened to love the etherial dystopian tone of the film. The art direction and cinematography supported the intentionally flat acting necessary to convey a future devoid of emotions. This is a future devoid of war and violence, but also love

In this world emotions are viewed as s disease, a calm dedication to society is the only acceptable course. Emotions, worst of all love, are viewed as a threat to the greater good. A Literal sickness that can be detected, and treated, by erasing memories. Can Two people overcome the odds?
Both Stewart and Hoult turned in strong believable performances
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Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star’s of Equals walk the red carpet at the Premiere of their film at the 72nd Venice Film festival.

“Chicago” (1967) by the Buddy Rich Big Band. We do not own the rights to this music.

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