Charlotte Rampling and director Jonathan Nossiter in Italy to present Last Words, a prophetic film that imagines the end of humanity; here’s where and when.
Last Words Of Jonathan Nossiterplayed by Nick Nolte Charlotte RamplingStellan Skarsgaard, Alba Rohrwacher, Silvia Calderoni and, for the first time on screen, Kalipha Touray, will be presented by the director and Charlotte Rampling on Monday 12 June at 7.45pm at Cinema Troisi in Rome (Silvia Calderoni and Kalipha Touray will also be present here), Tuesday 13 at 21.00 at Cinema Astra in Florencewhere the screening will be preceded by a masterclass (7.30 pm), and Wednesday 14 at 9.00 pm at Cinema Mexico in Milan.
The film will then be in theaters throughout Italy from Thursday 15 June, distributed by Cineteca di Bologna.
What is Last Words about?
Selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 73, Last Words is a Stemal Entertainment production with Rai Cinema, an Italian-French co-production with Paprika Films, Les Films D’Ici and Les Films Du Rat.
Filmed mostly in Italy, between the Archaeological Park of Paestum and underground Bologna, Last Words prophetically imagine the end of humanity when in 2086, in the aftermath of the great floods, the planet we know no longer exists and the last man on earth discovers cinema, which is entrusted with the memory of humanity.
“In the world of 2086, Europe is a desert. There is no more nature. Only cans of powdered food for the last survivors. There is no more culture. Except for a few fragments of cinema under the rubble of what remains of Bologna. And the ancient temples in Athens. No more sociability, not even the memory of a handshake. A world without hope? No! Thanks to the magical resources of human imagination. Last Words is a film that confronts power destructive of ecological catastrophes without losing the courage of tenderness and the joy of being together to tell us stories. Urgent. Like the last man on Earth in 2086: a young African, the last African. Played by the non-actor Kalipha Touray, a Gambian refugee who at the age of sixteen has already witnessed the end of the world in real life.Together with the legendary actor Nick Nolte – who plays a director from another era – in the film he will rediscover cinema.And therefore the meaning of life: the pleasure of being together (after a long period of isolation), the love of culture (after years of barbarism), of beauty (after so much horror). Above all, they rediscover the importance of keeping their memory alive. Because, at the end of the world, everything becomes important” declares director Jonathan Nossiter.