The protagonist of Mogul Mowgli and the Oscar winner Sound of metal (The sound of metal) is back, alongside the British director Michael Pearce (Beast), with an eccentric production wrapped in a thriller science fiction movie, whose main threat will be an entourage of alien insects. Then see the trailer and do not miss a detail of the premiere of Encounter, starring the Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed for Amazon Prime Video.
What is it about?
The film has as its central character Malik Khan, a former Marine, who returns home without imagining that an even more terrifying and dangerous threat – outside his workplace – awaits him. It is a cloud of flying insects from outer space, which have begun to take over the bodies of humans. Our protagonist, visibly overwhelmed, will do everything possible to protect his two children from this alien contamination that is consuming the entire community around him.
“A decorated Marine goes on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat. As their journey takes them in increasingly dangerous directions, the boys must leave their childhood behind.
In addition to Riz Ahmed, the cast of Encounter includes the Oscar winner Octavia spencer (Thunder Force), Rory Cochrane (Argo), Janina Gavankar (The Morning Show; The Way Back, with Ben Affleck), Lucian-River Chauhan (Heartland) and the acting debut of Aditya Geddada. Also, the script is courtesy of Joe Barton (Blackout; The ritual) and Michael Pearce himself.
Although the plot of the film could be compared to great blockbusters science fiction and alien invasions (with hints of Steven Spielberg), filmmaker Michael Pearce told Deadline that the strength of his second feature film lies in the performances.
“The movie plays with some cosmic themes,” he explained. “But I knew that the main spectacle of the film had to be the performances. So when Riz got hold of the script, I had a revelation and thought, ‘I could tie him to a Marine. He has that focus. ‘ He’s a sweet guy, but he also hides a toughness, but he’s there. A kind of courage and strength.
Encounter will be available on Amazon Prime Video from December 10, 2021.
The film has four nominations, including Best Actor, at the upcoming British Independent Film Awards (British Independent Film Awards) to be held on December 5, 2021. Encounter, in addition, it had its premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival 2021.
The entry Encounter – Premiere, trailer and what you need to know about the film with Riz Ahmed was first published in Cinema PREMIERE.