THE SIMILAR

LOS PARECIDOS

By Isaac EZBAN

YELLOW FILMS - as PROD

Science-fiction - Completed 2015

On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting on a remote bus station in the middle of the nowhere for a bus heading to Mexico City start experiencing a strange phenomenon.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2015
BWIP
Fantastic Fest 2015
Official Selection
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015
Official Selection - Altered States
Sitges FF 2015
Fantastic Panorama- AWARD: Best Latinamerican Feature Film (Blood Window Award)
Mórbido 2015
Official Selection - AWARD: Press Award for Best Film (Latinamerica)
buffalo dreams 2015
International Competition
fantastic planet 2015
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Science-fiction, Thriller
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isaac EZBAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Isaac EZBAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Miriam MERCADO, Elsa REYES, Isaac EZBAN (RED ELEPHANT FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • THE SIMILARS is a psychological science fiction film that is basically a big love letter to the sci-fi of the 50s and 60s, those amazing stories that came from TV Series like THE TWIIGHT ZONE or THE OUTER LIMITS and sci-fi literature of that period overall. The story actually takes place in the 60s and the film itself is to be meant as a time machine that takes us back to that period from the first frame. We are in a bus station in the 60s, in the middle of the nowhere. 8 characters are stranded there, on the eve of October 2nd, 1968, trying desperately to get to Mexico City, but there´s a big thunderstorm and the characters cannot get out because of the rain, and all busses are delayed… it’s the classic setup of characters locked by the rain … a big paranoia starts invading them and then, suddenly, they start to discover they are becoming physically similar to one of them….
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