Homo Sapiens 2016 Ages 15+

8.15PM Fri 9 Feb 2018 (1hr 33mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

'Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we're gone? Homo Sapiens is an ode to humanity as seen from a possible future scenario.' Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Homo Sapiens is a haunting work that surveys the ruins of human civilisation. Traces of violence and neglect are signposted throughout and nature is seen in a process of reclaiming once functioning train stations, shopping centres, housing estates, churches, schools and hospitals. With no camera movement, no dialogue and no music, Austrian documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter simply observes these environments that appear destroyed, neglected or decayed. Through its simplicity of form, Homo Sapiens opens up a contemplative space for the audience to consider humanity and the implications of our collective presence in this world.

CREDITS

DCP, 1.85:1, COLOUR, DOLBY ATMOS, 94 MINUTES, SWITZERLAND/GERMANY/AUSTRIA / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHER: NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER / EDITOR: MICHAEL PALM / PRODUCTION CO: NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION, ORF FILM/FERNSEH-ABKOMMEN, ZDF, FILMFONDS WIEN / PRINT SOURCE/RIGTHS: GEYRHALTER FILMS