Level 16 is a nifty little sci-fi thriller about looking young

Level 16

A group of girls live at the Vestalis Academy. The girls think they are being trained on how to become the perfect girl so they can be adopted by good families. They are on a strict routine which rarely changes except for moving up levels as they advance. Level 16 is the highest and then, according to the overseers, they get adopted.

But friends Vivien (Katie Douglas) and Sophia (Celina Martin) discover the vitamins they are giving the girls are actually a drug which renders them unconscious.

While unconscious the girls are actually brought before rich females who want their young skin grafted onto their bodies.

The institute becomes an inescapeable prison.

Ironically the movie was filmed in a retired police station in Toronto that was built in the 1930s. Danishka Esterhazy, the writer and director of the film, was given complete freedom to use and adjust the building in any way she saw fit, and used this to create a "very real and gritty" set.

Level 16 is a bleak vision of a future world. Some have compared this to The Handmaid’s Tale, and there are threads but this one deserves a watch.

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