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LAST AND FIRST MEN at CPH:DOX in a digital version

The Icelandic experimental science fiction film Last and First Men, by the late Icelandic musician and film composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, is screening at a digital version of CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival). CPH:DOX is one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world and takes place online from March 18 - 29. 

In the light of the global crisis related to COVID19, and following the latest announcement from the Danish Government on March 11, further restricting public gatherings, CPH:DOX decided to roll out its 2020 edition in a digital version. 

Last and First Men had its world premiere in the Berlinale Special section of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival (or Berlinale), which took place February 20 – March 1. The project, which was directed by Jóhannsson, began as a touring multimedia project that screened in concert halls as accompaniment to Jóhannsson's live orchestral score.

Since its premiere at the Berlinale, the film has received very positive reviews from Variety, IndieWire, Cineuropa, Screendaily, and The Playlist.

The film explores zones of decay and ruin where great tragedies have occurred – places charged with symbolism. Throughout the film we sense a spectral presence, an entity that is attempting to communicate with us.

Last and First Men was produced by Jóhannsson, Thor S. Sigurjónsson and Sturla Brandth Grøvlen for Zik Zak Filmworks. It was shot by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen and edited by Mark Bukdahl. The music is by Jóhannsson and the film is narrated by Tilda Swinton.

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For further information about CPC:DOX visit the festival's offcial website