End of Summer

End of SummerEnde des Sommers

Competition Documentaries, Iceland 2014, 29 Min., no dialogue

Shot on black and white super 8 film, Jóhann Jóhannsson's "End of Summer" is a hypnotic and slow-burning dérive through the austere landscapes of the island of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Filmed as a series of mostly static tableaux over a period of 20 days during the waning days of the Antarctic Summer, the film is a startling look at life at the edge of the world. The film is informed by American theorist Timothy Morton's idea of "darc ecology" - in which the old ideas of nature as an object of beatuy and the privileging of the human is disputed. Without narration and with a sound track that blends cello and voices with Jóhann's field recordings from the voyage, the film maps and explores the terrain of an increasingly fragile region.

Introduction Jóhann Jóhannsson
Sat, Nov. 7, 6.30 pm

Director Jóhann Jóhannsson

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