LAST AND FIRST MENTranscendence
The directorial debut of late renowned film composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival) is a poetic future history that casts the other-worldly war memorials of former Yugoslavia as the realm of a future humanity that has migrated to Neptune.
Adapted from British philosopher Olaf Stapledon’s 1930 science-fiction novel and originally staged as a multimedia performance, Jóhannsson’s last film, and first as director, takes us forward two billion years, from where our highly evolved descendants plead for us not to repeat their mistakes. Tilda Swinton’s measured narration to images of uninhabited and abstracted brutalist concrete forms, shot on richly textured 16mm film, combines with Jóhannsson’s sonorous score to create a meditative and mesmerising experience.
|Producer:||Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Sturla Brandth|