A couple tries to survive being forgotten in Little Fish, the latest from director Chad Hartigan.

Emma and Jude were well on their way to a beautiful life together when a strange virus hit humanity. Once infected, the person loses their memories in bits and pieces, the details of their past falling away. Jude contracts the virus and they both fear the many ways this could tear them apart. Governments aren’t sure how to react, which poses its own threat, but more pressing is Jude’s loss of their own history, which they desperately try to find ways for him to remember.

source: IFC Films

Now, before you write this off as a rushed, pandemic-inspired project, know that Little Fish was in the works long before COVID-19 jumped to humans. This is more an unfortunate coincidence, as it was one of many films completed and scheduled to release in festivals early this year.

The high caliber of everyone involved sort of hints at that. Hartigan, coming off the acclaimed Morris from America, has been building his career steadily and seems unlikely to jump on a flash in the pan project. The same goes for stars Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell, who are just searching for their big breaks.

This looks to be more of a romance than a pandemic disaster movie, so if you can put aside the current situation, you might find an unusual tale of love against the odds.

Little Fish is directed by Chad Hartigan and stars Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell. It will be released in the US on February 21st, 2021. Further release dates are not currently known.

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