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Realive | Futuristic drama brings Tom Hughes back from the dead

Realive Tom Hughes Marc Jarvis
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Realive Tom Hughes Marc Jarvis

Resurrection blues.

Immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for Tom Hughes’s futuristic Lazarus in this smart and stylish sci-fi drama from Spanish writer-director Mateo Gil (writer of Open Your Eyes and The Sea Inside).

Cryogenically frozen in the present to evade terminal cancer, Hughes’s Marc finds himself revived in 2084 by doctor Barry Ward and his team, including wide-eyed nurse Charlotte Le Bon. But his body is surprisingly fragile and weak. And he remains haunted by memories of the love of his life, on-off girlfriend Oona Chaplin.

Gil’s movie doesn’t pack a huge emotional punch, but its willingness to grapple with weighty ideas makes it compelling viewing.

Certificate 15. Runtime 112 mins. Director Mateo Gil

Realive debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 16 July.