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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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A mysterious virus that causes amnesia in its victims is on the loose in a dystopian society. The people call it “night” because it infects the brain,...
BELGIUM | 59 minutes | 2019
A cinematic ode to the Moon, this remarkable collage consists of archival images and footage from major cinematographers on five continents, combined with...
IRELAND | 76 minutes | 2020
Lebanon today. The traces of the civil war are all too tangible as government corruption becomes unbearable. In a country where conflict and peace are...
FRANCE, LEBANON | 66 minutes | 2019
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