Last and First Men

  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 71 Minutes
  • Iceland
  • Language: English

Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness.

Director: Johann Johannsson

Screenwriter: Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián, based on the novel by Olaf Stapledon

Production Company: Zik Zak Filmworks.Reykjavík, Iceland

Premier Status: National premiere


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Awards

2020: Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Special)


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Jóhann Jóhannsson, José Enrique Macián, based on the novel by Olaf Stapledon

Producer: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Editor: Mark Bukdahl

Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson, Yair Elazar Glotman

Sound: Peter Albrechtsen

DOP / Camera: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen


Director

Johann Johannsson

The Icelandic composer and filmmaker (1969-2018) published his first solo album
“Englabörn” in 2002. He wrote the score for a number of films, including several by Denis Villeneuve. In 2015, he won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for his work on the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. In the same year, he made his debut short film as a director, End of Summer. Last and First Men is based on a multimedia work which was presented as a live performance at the Manchester International Festival in 2017 and involved the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

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