Filmmaking duo The Brothers Lynch’s taut, suspenseful sci-fi thriller offers a fascinating take on mind-body connections.
A paralyzed soldier undergoes a pioneering procedure to restore his sense of movement — an innovative mind transfer operation that allows him to regain his physical abilities through another body.
But his new lease on life comes at a cost, as the experiment has unexpected life-or-death consequences.
Beautifully shot with elegant, nimble camerawork and well-composed photography, “Trial” — which is being developed into a feature by the Brothers — effectively evokes a dystopian world with a few effective effects and subtle sound design.
But this futuristic world is grounded in terrific performances and fast-paced action, which will entertain audiences while thoughtfully challenging them to think at the same time.