Saturday, September 28

Premieres ArchiveBoston Women's Film Festival 2019Special Events Archive

BWFF: Endzeit (Ever After)

BOSTON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL

New England Premiere!

Co-Presented by Goethe-Institut Boston and Boston Underground Film Festival

Directed by Carolina Hellsgård (Germany, 2018, 90 min) Narrative Feature. In German with English subtitles.

With women in every major creative role, ENDZEIT is a different kind of zombie movie. Set during a terrifying near-future zombie apocalypse, Carolina Hellsgård’s sophomore feature is chilling and doomladen, but it’s also a transfixing, gorgeous, and unusually intimate sort-of road movie — in which humanity has come to its end and nature is reclaiming its terrain.

A plague has swept the world. Weimar and Jura, the only surviving cities, have very different approaches to the epidemic. In Weimar, Vivi (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) — vulnerable and numb as a result of apocalypse- triggered tragedies — reluctantly volunteers at the city’s perimeter. It is at the ramshackle outer fences, requiring constant defence from attacks by infectious cannibal revenants, that she meets Eva (Maja Lehrer) — whose icy stoicism makes a striking contrast to Vivi’s delicate fragility. Following an attack at their post, they board an automated supply train bound for Jena, whose more humane approach to the victims of the epidemic offers some hope for the future. When the train unexpectedly breaks down, Vivi and Eva are left to fend for themselves in a countryside teeming with dangers and marvels they never dreamed of.

With its pulse-pounding confrontations, ENDZEIT absolutely delivers as horror, but with a distinct and refreshing perspective. It also poses existential questions about our world. — Description courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival.

“‘Endzeit’ modestly deepens into beguiling mystery.”
– Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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