The distributor has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch to Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s French horror film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Vanguard strand.


Evolution (France-Spain-Belgium) takes place on an island where a 10-year-old boy discovers the secret behind the settlement, which comprises only women and young boys.

Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, and Julie-Marie Parmentier star. Hadzihalilovic co-wrote the screenplay with Alanté Kavaïté and Geoff Cox.

Les Films du Worso’s Sylvie Pialat and Benoît Quainon produced with Noodles Production’s Jérôme Vidal, Volcano Films’ Sebastian Alvarez, Scope Pictures’ Geneviève Lemal and Left Field Ventures’ John Engel. The project shot in Lanzarote and Barcelona.

Evolution will also screen at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.