• Australian Premiere
  • Jaco Bouwer
  • USA (2021)
  • 18+
96 min

The largest organism on the planet lives right here, underneath us. Older than human history, it’s been growing, waiting, ripening … and it’s ready to spread.

Gaia is a hallucinatory trip into the twisted roots of the natural world. Beginning with the loss of a surveillance drone belonging to a pair of forest rangers, South African director Jaco Bouer soon transforms our setting into an eco-horror nightmare.

Drawing from influences like Heart of Darkness, Deliverance and Annihilation, this is a film sure to appeal to those with an interest in horror, the environment and innovative visual effects. There’s an ever-growing fecund threat at the core of this film, but it ultimately has us questioning our own role in the natural world.

  • Language
    Afrikaans, English
  • Director
    Jaco Bouwer
  • Cast
    Nicodim Ungureanu (Lt. Gheorghescu),
  • Screenwriter
    Tertius Kapp
  • Genre
    Drama, Thriller

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