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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Last Night

Fortnight 1998, Feature film, 1 h 30

Synopsis

« What should I do as the world is ending  » Unfortunately the world is going to end at midnight, December 31, 1999. Needless to say, the news was a bit of a shock at first: panic, confusion and outright denial. Then slowly the terror transformed to acceptance. Toronto. The final day. Public services have pretty much collapsed. Stores and restaurants, public transport – all abandoned. It’s impossible to get a cab. The sun is shining brightly which is odd because it is the middle of the night. Almost. Patrick is struggling to get out of dinner with his folks. They want the children to get together and relive a happy Christmas from the past. Sandra is trying to make it home in time to satisfy her suicide pact. She and her lover intend to kill themselves at midnight. But now, she is having car trouble. Craig has made a list of sexual ex-periences he wants to try before the end of the world. He approaches his good pal Patrick to help him with the last remaining options…

Director

Don McKellar

Screenwriter, author, actor and director, he made his first feature film Last Night, a dramatic comedy on the end of the world. He studied at the Candian Film Center and started working with two short ilms, The Bloody Nose, and Blue, with David Cronenberg, which won an award in Chicago. He often worked with Bruce McDonald and participating in the writing of screenplays for Roadkill, Highway 61, Dance me outside and Twitch City. He also performed in these films. He worked with François Girard on the writing of Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, and The Red Violin. He performed in cinema as well as TV and theater ( for example The Book Rejection of Augusta company ); he won a Genie Award for his play in Exotica, by Atom Egoyan.

Arsinée Khanjian
Callum Keith Rennie
David Cronenberg
Don McKellar
Geneviève Bujold
Roberta Maxwell
Robin Gammel
Sandra Oh
Sarah Polley
Tracy Wright

Screenplay
Don McKellar

Image
Doug Koch

Sound
Steve Munro

Editing
Reg Harkema

Music
Alexina Louie

Set decoration
John Dondertman

Production :
Rhombus Media Inc.
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Awards

Prix de la jeunesse film étranger