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Encounter

British actor Riz Ahmed gives a typically electric and committed performance as a father in survival mode, battling bugs and maybe more, in this subtle character study packaged as a sci-fi thriller. Reuniting with Beast cinematographer Benjamin Kracun, British writer-director Michael Pearce skillfully weaves a story that spans genres and geographies.

Directors

  • Michael Pearce

Writers

  • Michael Pearce
  • Joe Barton

Cast

  • Riz Ahmed
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Rory Cochrane

Synopsis

Troubled Marine Corps veteran Malik (Riz Ahmed) stumbles upon some military intelligence that he believes signals an extraterrestrial threat, leaving him with no choice but to rescue his two sons and take them to an underground bunker.