- 26 Jul 17
The Sundance winner is an eerie peak into an uncertain future.
In 2014, Spike Jonez's Her gave us a discomforting look at what the future might hold for relationships in a world where artificial intelligence is a viable option for a partner. Now there's a trailer out for a film called Marjorie Prime that looks to be covering a similar ground.
The Black Mirror-esque premise finds Mad Men's Jon Hamm play the holographic projection of widow Marjorie (Lois Smith) 's former husband. It's hoped that the computer-generated version of her former partner can offer her some comfort in the twilight years of her life.
Geena Davis plays Marjorie's daughter who feels uneasy about the prospect of her dead father reappearing to her mother while Tim Robbins plays her placating husband. The film looks to be an oddly transfixing mediation on time and the decreasing value memory holds over that time.