The European premiere of Wim Wenders’ new movie Submergence, starring Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, takes place on 22nd September when it opens the 65th San Sebastian Festival (22 – 30 September) and forms part of the official selection to compete for the Golden Shell.
Written by Erin Dignam (The Yellow Handkerchief) based on the novel by J.M. Ledgard, Submergence follows Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) and James More (James McAvoy) who meet by chance and fall in love at a remote hotel in Normandy where they are both preparing for a dangerous mission.
James is a Secret Service agent on a mission to Somalia to track down a source for suicide bombers infiltrating Europe. Meanwile, Danielle is a bio-mathematician working on a deep sea diving project to support her theory about the origin of life on our planet. Soon, they are worlds apart.
James is taken hostage by Jihadist fighters and has no way of contacting Danny, and she has to go down to the bottom of the ocean in her submersible, not even knowing if James is still alive…