Our opening night film stars Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, The 100).
A brilliant but disturbed scientist’s children are in cryogenic suspension, while he races to cure their deadly disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish. To progress he needs lots of stem cells. A manipulative millionaire can help but she has her own agenda,
Inspired by the director’s real life as his loved ones struggled with genetic disease, Chimera asks the existential question “do you want to live forever? “
Screens with the UK premiere of Nguyen-Anh Nguyen’s short film HYPERLIGHT.
Our gala evening also has a pre-screening introduction by Dr Charlotte Mykura (microbiologist and geneticist) who will try to separate the science from the fiction, and highlight the themes, the exaggerations, and the sometimes stranger-than-fiction realities of nature.”