Andrew Niccol, Gattaca, 1997.

Vincent (Ethan Hawke) is one of the last natural babies born into a genetically-enhanced world. It’s a society where health and achievement in life is selected before birth, and as his genes define that he is destined to die at 30, Vincent has no chance of achieving his dream of being an astronaut for the Gattaca Corporation. Immersing himself into a murky underworld of illegal identity swapping he assumes the guise of the crippled but genetically perfect Jerome (Jude Law). But as the mission approaches his disguise begins to slip.

New Zealand/USA, 1997, Cert 15, 106mins

AV Festival 06 also featured a live performance of the Gattaca score by Michael Nyman at The Sage Gateshead.

Gattaca
Dir. Andrew Niccol

£5/£3

Sun 5 March 2006, 1pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG
tynesidecinema.co.uk