Anyone who is a fan of Alex Garland will know they will be in for a visual treat. From breathtaking scenes of the Gulf of Thailand to the empty streets apocalyptic London, the backdrops to his films are always a vocal point and plays a lot to the narrative of his stories.
His directorial debut, Ex Machina, is no exception. Set in the wilds of Alaska but filmed in Norway’s Valldal vally, the film highlights the the countries dramatic landscape.
“We knew that if we found a spectacular landscape it would provide a lot of the power of the guy. If he owns this landscape, he must be spectacular too.” Alex Galand
No less spectacular is CEO Nathan’s Alaskan mountain retreat, shot on location at the award winning Juvet Landscape Hotel.
“With its reflective surfaces, glacial soundscapes, and Kubrickian geometric compositions, this is knowingly seductive sci-fi cinema, its slyly subversive allegiances hidden by the two-way mirror of the silver screen, its androids dreaming of much more than mere electric sheep.” Mark Kermode, Observer film critic.
Take a look at the trailer below.