After winning the New Directors award in 2004 with Innocence, Lucile Hadzihalilovic returns to the San Sebastian Festival with her new film. On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, Nicolas and the other boys are subjected to mysterious and sinister medical treatments.
Lucile Hadzihalilovic studied directing at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques in Paris. She began her career editing documentaries and feature films, collaborating for a long time with Gaspar Noé. Her work as a director includes the short films La première mort de Nono (1987) and Good Boys Use Condoms (1998) and the medium length film film La bouche de Jean-Pierre (1996), screened in Zabaltegi at San Sebastian. In 2004 she released her first feature film, Innocence, with Marion Cotillard, which won the New Directors Award at San Sebastian.