Alma (Maren Eggert) is looking for a relationship on her terms but finding it tough. Then, one night in a bar, the academic encounters Tom (Dan Stevens). He’s good looking, charming, can quote Rilke by heart and does a mean rumba on the dancefloor. It all seems too good to be true. And it is. When a glitch in his system finds him repeating an action, it’s made clear that Dan is an android. But he is who has been designed specifically to Alma’s tastes.
The day-to-day interaction between Alma and Tom explores the nature of human relationships. Tom’s adaptability finds him responding to Alma’s shifting behaviour, learning that our most petty traits are just as responsible as our more admirable ones in making us human.
This film is showing as part of the Chiltern Film Society season. Showings are open to non-members. Seating is unreserved – simply purchase a ticket and choose your seat when you arrive.