Isaac Ezban began shooting his second feature length film, The Similars (Los Parecidos), a week ago in Mexico City. It's sci-fi set in a sociopolitical context, as the director revealed to us:
"The objective is to make a movie in Mexico that uses science fiction as metaphor, within an important political and social context of the past (1968's Tlatelolco student massacre). Just like with my first film, The Incident (which, by the way, just secured distribution in Mexico through Cine Caníbal), the idea here is to make a science fiction thriller that focuses more on the psychological side. A thriller with sci-fi elements, in which the most important thing are the characters, like in the best The Twilight Zone episodes."
The Similars stars Amores Perros' Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Cantinflas' Cassandra Ciangherotti, KM 31: Kilometer 31's Fernando Becerril, and The Incident's Humberto Busto, among others. It is the first production in Latin America to be using the RED Epic Dragon camera, and now ScreenAnarchy is proud to present the first taste of the work. Ezban has shared with us a set of four exclusive stills from the shoot. Check them out in the gallery below!
In the wee hours of October 2, 1968, eight strangers wait for the bus in order to go to the city, enclosed at a bus station in a remote place. Rain has caused the road closure and the bus doesn't seem to be close. Soon, the strangers become victims of a strange phenomenon, and they all start to physically look like one of them. Threatened by the paranoia and fear to lose their identity, the personalities of the eight strangers begin to clash, and everybody show the best and worst of themselves, while trying to find the responsible for this mysterious condition that is invading each one of them like a virus.