Last And First Men

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Special Screening

Last And First Men

A Film by Johann Johannsson

2020 - Iceland - Dystopian/Sci-Fi - 1.66 - 70 min.

with Tilda Swinton

Language: English
Produced by Thor Sigurjonsson

Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans 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.

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