SPOILER...SPOILER...SPOILER...young boys, all lacking memories of a previous existence, and apparently not noticing there might have been one, are prepared upon an isolated island as surrogate hosts of alien embryos. every other individual is a female (also alien; and vaguely aquatic in anatomy) who performs a strictly medical function in that process. one such pretend mother develops feelings of tenderness for little nicolas, and sets him adrift in a boat that will wash him ashore and back to his own kind. provokes thought, and also impatience in those who want a logical explanation of the film. if it is being implied that these ladies have evolved as a separate species, even darwin would be throwing popcorn at the screen.
Very strange film with beautiful photography and an intriguing storyline. The movie is definitely not for everyone (I'm not sure if I completely understood this mindbender) but it stays with you in a haunting way. Adventurous viewers should give it a try.
Great movie premise. It is not the usual American progression but that makes it shine more. It is a little confusing and some will feel a bit awkward about the relationships depicted. I wanted a bit more from the movie, it ended with a few questions (story arc) not fully resolved. That made it 3.5 stars for me, but I rounded up!