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Last and first men / Kino Lorber ; director, Johann Johannsson.

Stapledon, Olaf, 1886-1950 (Motion picture adaptation of (work):, Last and first men.). Jóhann Jóhannsson, 1969-2018 (film director.). Swinton, Tilda, (actor,, narrator.). Kino Lorber, Inc., (film distributor.). Metrograph Pictures, (publisher.). Tilda Swinton. (Cast).

Two billion years in the future, humanity finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that remains are lone, surreal monuments; the futuristic, solemn, Brutalist stone slabs erected during the communist era in the former Yugoslav republics, arrestingly photographed in luminous 16mm black-and-white. The filmmaker conjures a world of surreal and phantasmagorical monuments, once intended as symbols of unity and brotherhood, now abandoned beacons beaming their message into the wilderness. Based on the cult 1930 science fiction novel by British author Olaf Stapledon, this is a poetic, hopeful, and tragic work: an allegory of remembrance, ideals, and the death of Utopia.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (71 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Metrograph Pictures, [2023]
  • Distributor: [United States] : Kino Lorber

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Based on the 1930 cult sci fi novel by Olaf Stapledon.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Wide screen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tilda Swinton.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray, wide screen; requires Blu-ray player.
Subject: Stapledon, Olaf, 1886-1950 > Film adaptations.
Future life > Drama.
Human beings > Drama.
Genre: Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lackawanna County Library System.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albright Memorial Library BR LAST (Text) 50686016336617 Main Floor Checked Out 10/02/2023

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