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Experimentation, Metamorphosis, Transcendence
ICELAND | 70 minutes | 2020
In the far-distant future, a highly evolved race of humans is about to go extinct. Surreal monuments sitting derelict in the landscape are the sole vestiges of their civilization. The only cinematic work by the great Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Prisoners and Arrival by Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve) is freely adapted from the eponymous sci-fi novel by British author and philosopher Olaf Stapledon. The film leads us on a transcendent journey through majestic landscapes filled with gigantic, abstract monuments from socialist-era Yugoslavia. Tilda Swinton’s contemplative voiceover accompanies the director’s self-composed soundtrack, lending a supernatural edge to reflections on death, extinction and humanity’s legacy.“A dazzling vision of the apocalypse… one of the most original sci-fi movies in recent memory… [and] a profound lyrical rumination on the end of days”. Indiewire“It feels like a dark twist on a natural history documentary, only with no nature left to behold.” “a mostly mesmeric and even supremely moving experience.” Empire
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Natasha and her younger assistant Olga work in the staff canteen of a Soviet-era research institute. They spend their evenings drinking and flirting with...
GERMANY, UKRAINE, UNITED KINGDOM, RUSSIA | 139 minutes | 2020
Rubio de Camelle is a deep-sea diver who has recovered the bodies of over forty shipwreck victims. He lives in a coastal village in Galicia, where time...
SPAIN | 84 minutes | 2020
A documentary essay on the archeology of place, time and language, on the birth of a phrase or an image. The Republics follows poet Stephen Watts on a...
UNITED KINGDOM | 84 minutes | 2020
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