BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon
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Last and First Men

Island/ 2019/ 1 t. 10 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
norsk
CAST:
Tilda Swinton
DIRECTOR:
Jóhann Jóhannsson
WRITER:
Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
PRODUCER:
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
British sci-fi, Icelandic music, Yugoslavian brutalism and a hyperfuturistic Tilda Swinton

Renowned Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969–2018) makes his posthumous directorial debut with this poetic meditation on the nature and evolution of the human race. As stunning images of Yugoslavian brutalist architecture float across the screen, Tilda Swinton narrates passages from Olaf Stapledon’s visionary sci-fi novel “Last and First Men” (1930) in the role of a hyper-evolved human from two billion years into the future. LAST AND FIRST MEN is a hypnotic and philosophical sci-fi film that evokes both Stanley Kubrick and Béla Tarr.

Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson (Iceland) Filmography: LAST AND FIRST MEN is Jóhannsson’s only film as director.