Last and First Men: a new film. The “70-minute cine-novella or essay film” (Peter Bradshaw) is based on Olaf Stapledon’s 1930 novel (Gutenberg Australia etext).

It’s posthumous work by Jóhann Jóhannsson, who wrote the music, collaborating with Yair Elazar Glotman. The film “began as a multimedia project in 2017” (Andrew Liptak).

It is narrated by Tilda Swinton.

posted by doctornemo (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I’d love to watch this. I can’t seem to find it anywhere other than BFI. Any suggestions?
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 12:54 PM on August 8 [1 favorite]
Jóhannsson was brilliant, one of my favorite composers; I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Haven’t seen it yet, but it’s a total dream project and I’m really glad it got to see completion in some form after all.

Thanks for making this post.
posted by Lonnrot at 1:23 PM on August 8 [1 favorite]

Apparently it’s only available on BFI now. There is also access from Amazon Prime Video UK, where it notes that you can get a gratis 7-day pass to BFI.
posted by theoriginalkdawson at 2:34 PM on August 8