LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA Unclassified 18+
"La última película is several things at once: a documentary pretending to be fiction (and vice versa), a reflexively cinephillic ode to materiality, a deconstruction and/or exploration of disparate forms, a meditation on the (false) apocalypse of the world and cinema, and an (experimental) comedy." – MUBI Notebook
As December 2012 approaches, a bombastic director (played by Alex Ross Perry, director of Listen Up Philip, MIFF 2014) arrives in Yucatán with the last dregs of the world's film stock. As his project starts to take shape, he shares his delusional proclamations with anyone who will listen. Slowly, fact and fiction begin to blur.
Loosely inspired by Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie and its documentary sibling The American Dreamer, La última película is a collaborative effort between Filipino auteur Raya Martin (Independencia, MIFF 2010) and Canadian critic Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho, MIFF 2009). Shot on a variety of formats – including 16mm, Super-8 and iPhone – this is an ironic film-within-a-film in which the end of celluloid might just coincide with the end of the world.
"An anarchic odyssey … with [a] caustic sense of humor and abundance of rapturous imagery." – Artforum
This event was part of our 2014 Festival. To learn more about this year's MIFF, visit here