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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

The Last Days on Mars

Fortnight 2013, Feature film, 1h31

Synopsis

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger. As the group begins to fall apart, it seems their only hope is the imminent

Director

Ruairí Robinson

Ruairí Robinson is an Irish filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His first CG-animated short film Fifty Percent Grey received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film in 2002. His follow-up The Silent City starring marked Ruairí’s transition into directing live action, followed by award-winning short film Blinky TM and Imaginary Forces. The Last Days On Mars is Ruairí’s feature film debut. Other feature projects in development include The Fallen with producer Kris Thykier and Lionsgate Films, and The Leviathan with screenwriter Jim Uhls and producers Michael Shamberg & Stacey Sher.

Elias Koteas
Goran Kostic
Johnny Harris
Liev Schreiber
Olivia Williams
Romola Garai

Screenplay
Clive Dawson

Image
Robbie Ryan

Sound
Andy Shelley, Jon Stevenson

Editing
Peter Lambert

Music
Max Richter

Set decoration
Jon Henson

Production :
Qwerty Films
Michael Kuhn & Andrea Cornwell
c/o Focus Features International
26 Aybrook Street
W1U 4AN Londres – Royaume-Uni
Tél: +44 203 618 5733
Fax: +44 203 618 5740
anna.bohlin@focusfeatures.com

Coproduction :
Fantastic Films (Irlande)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Focus Features International
26 Aybrook Street
W1U 4AN Londres – Royaume-Uni
Tél: +44 203 618 5733
Fax: +44 203 618 5740
anna.bohlin@focusfeatures.com

International press :
Matthew Sanders
Tél : +44 7815 130 390
matthew@magiclanternart.org.uk
Charles McDonald
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charles@charlesmcdonald.co.uk