Last and First Men

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Last and First Men

Swiss Premiere
Jóhann Jóhannsson / Iceland / 2020 / 70 min / Documentary, Experimental
English / Subtitles French

The only feature film by film music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, this Kubrick-like tale is an odyssey into the remains of a future humanity on the brink of decline. Filmed in real settings in the brutalist architectural works of former Yugoslavia.

Based on the novel of the same name by Englishman William Olaf Stapledon, this Kubrick-like tale in the form of a symphonic sci-fi poem is the only film essay by the famous Icelandic film music composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who died in 2018. It uses spomeniks – brutalist architectural works from the former Yugoslavia of the 1950s and 1960s – fictionally as remnants of a future humanity on the verge of decline. A mesmerizing movie that immerses us in a total synthesis of image and sound.

Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Mark Bukdahl
Peter Albrechtsen
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Yair Elazar Glotman
Zik Zak Kvikmyndir (Thor Sigurjonsson)
Tilda Swinton (Voice)
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