Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).
Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence.
That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated — and more deceptive — than the two men could have imagined.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Alex Garland

Written by: Alex Garland

Produced by: Allon Reich, Andrew Macdonald

Cinematography: Rob Hardy

Editing: Mark Day

Production Design: Mark Digby

Costume Design: Sammy Sheldon

Original Score: Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury

Sound Design: Glenn Freemantle

Cast: Alicia Vikander (Ava), Domhnall Gleeson (Caleb Smith), Oscar Isaac (Nathan Bateman)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actress 2015
  • European Screenwriter 2015
  • Feature Film Selection 2015