The Girl with All the Gifts
In a heavily guarded compound, a small group of children is being studied in a programme to discover the cure to a virus that has ravaged the globe. They are the last hope the human race has for survival. 10-year-old Melanie attends school lessons daily. Like any young girl she has a favourite teacher and a favourite subject, however, she is escorted to class in full body restraints and when they come for her, it is with guns drawn.
Melanie and her fellow pupils are second-generation hybrids - part 'Hungry', part human. But unlike first generation 'Hungries', Melanie excels in the classroom, is acutely attentive, imaginative, highly intelligent and loves her favourite teacher, Miss Justineau. Melanie's talents draw the attention of Dr. Caldwell who is searching for the key to the evolution of the virus.
When the base is overrun by Hungries, Melanie escapes with Miss Justineau, Sergeant Parks and Dr. Caldwell, who is intent on using Melanie to synthesise a vaccine. Does Melanie hold the key to unlocking a cure for the plague on course to destroy the human race?
Adapted by novelist and comic book author Mike Carey from his best-selling 2014 book 'The Girl with All the Gifts'.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2016 - Midnight Madness
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 110 mins
- Colm McCarthy
- Camille Gatin, Angus Lamont
- Executive Producer
- Lizzie Francke, Ben Roberts, Richard Holmes, Christopher Moll, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall
- Matthew Cannings
- Mike Carey (novel and screenplay)
- Director of Photography
- Simon Dennis
- Production Designer
- Kristian Milsted
- Sound: Dillon Bennett; Sound Mixer: Will Whale
- Cristobal Tapia de Veer
- Principal Cast
- Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Sennia Nanua, Dominique Tipper, Fisayo Akinade, Anthony Welsh, Anamaria Marinca