Surface (2022)

What if you woke up in a hospital bed with no memory of who you are or how you got there? Who would you trust? How far would you go to gain your memory back? 

Vancouver-shot series Surface is centred around Sophie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who scrambles to remember who she is after recovering from an accident that caused near-complete amnesia. The biggest mystery of all is the accident itself: While she is told that she attempted suicide, she has no memory of her motives. Sophie’s identity is unlocked episode by episode through old messages, medical records, and past flames. 

This slow-burn series stars Toronto-based Stephan James, Montreal-based François Arnaud, and of course, the beautiful Vancouver scenery.

Review by May Gezahegn


François Arnaud, Stephan James

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Filmed in Vancouver, BC