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Last and First Men

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Original title
Last and First Men
Year
Running time
70 min.
Country
Iceland Iceland
Director
Screenwriter
Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián (Novel: Olaf Stapledon)
Music
Yair Elazar Glotman, Jóhann Jóhannsson
Cinematography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen (B&W)
Producer
Zik Zak Filmworks
Genre
Sci-Fi
Synopsis / Plot
There are no people in Last and First Men, but the film does feature three very special protagonists: the concrete testimonies of Yugoslavian brutalism, Tilda Swinton’s voice and the music of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who composed the soundtracks for Sicario and Arrival and who died in 2018 at the age of 48. Jóhannsson made several Super 8 and 16mm shorts and often used visual elements when performing his musical works. The idea for his first feature-length film came to him in 2010 when he saw Dutch photographer Jan Kempenaers’ images of the colossal monuments of the Tito era.The Last and First Men is a hypnotic total work of art, a requiem for the universe containing echoes of Kubrick, Tarr and the avant-garde that turns cinema into a pure synthesis of sounds and images; a place of the impossible, where the deepest past meets the most distant future.
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