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Last and First Men

  • SF
  • 감동

Iceland|2020 |71min |Korean Premiere |

Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
303 7/12  10:30 CGV Sopung 4 15
718 7/16  16:30 CGV Sopung 5 15
303 7/12  10:30CGV Sopung 4
718 7/16  16:30CGV Sopung 5

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Program Note

Matter-of-factly narration of a woman with an urgent tone is heard with a series of gigantic architectural structures shown in striking B&W, accompanied by exquisite instrumental music score. She is from 2 billion years ahead, warning us about the upcoming human mortality and extinction and what we can do to avoid such apocalypse.

Jóhann Jóhannsson was a prolific music composer of Arrival, Sicario, The Theory of Everything and more, helping filmmakers to fully convey their visions with his dynamic synthesizer sound. He passed away in 2018, but not before completing his most ambitious work, Last and First Men. Loosely based on Olaf Stapledon’s 1930 sci-fi novel, this is Jóhannsson’s first and last directed film, a minimalistic gem featuring his signature sound, surreal 16mm B&W cinematography and a deadpan voice-over by Tilda Swinton hauntingly creating his final creative statement. (Jongsuk Thomas NAM).


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He was a composer, known for Prisoners (2013), Sicario (2015) and Arrival (2016) and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for The Theory of Everything (2014). His debut short, End of Summer, arrived in 2015 and was followed up by Last and First Men (2020).


Producer Johann Johannsson, Thor S. Sigurjonsson, Sturla Brandth Grovlen
Screenplay Johann Johannsson, Jose Enrique Macian
Cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grovlen
Editor Mark Bukdah
Sound Peter Albrechtsen, Jana Irmert
Music Johann Johannsson, Yair Elazar Glotman
Cast Tilda Swinton (narration)
Sales Films Boutique

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