LAST AND FIRST MEN

Transcendence
Director: Jóhann Jóhannsson 2020 70 Minutes Ages 15+
LAST AND FIRST MEN Mon 05 Oct
12:15pm 70mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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LAST AND FIRST MEN Wed 07 Oct
06:30pm 70mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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LAST AND FIRST MEN Wed 07 Oct
06:30pm 70mins New Farm Six Cinemas
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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.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Iceland
Language:English
Director:Jóhann Jóhannsson
Producer:Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Sturla Brandth
Cast:Tilda Swinton
Script:Jóhann Jóhannsson
Program strand:Transcendence
Rights:Films Boutique