Jóhann Jóhannsson’s film debut Last and First Men is based on Olaf Stapledon’s revolutionary science fiction novel. The serene voice of Tilda Swinton fast forwards two billion years in time, when humanity is on the brink of extinction. All that remains are monuments spread across a desolate landscape. Shimmering beneath the alienating images is Jóhannson’s impressive film music, performed live by the Brussels Philharmonic.
Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic, Klarafestival
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