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Dead the Ends

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Synopsis

Bookended by the 2011 London riots, Benedict Seymour’s dramatically, politically urgent new film retells the story of Chris Marker’s 'La Jetée'. A man has been sent back into the past as a way of rescuing the future, his tale told by way of the Narrator who riffs on familiar film dialogue and contemporary references – unpicking the political implications of his journey and our retro obsessions.
A collage, narrative, essay film hybrid, 'Dead the Ends', plunders some fifty years of cinema – including dystopian sci-fi – and uses emojis and gifs as ways of exploring the undercurrents of historical and current visual language, as well as present entrenched, systemic inequality. Cross-currents of thought and broad swathes of material are incisively manoeuvred, whilst, in its intellectually and dramatically gripping shape and scope, the piece feels part-situationist, part-Borgesian. It asks, in richly creative fashion, how did we get here? (LFF brochure)
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - Experimenta Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
106 mins
Director
Benedict Seymour 1st Feature
Producer
Benedict Seymour
Screenwriter
Benedict Seymour
Principal Cast
Rachel Baker

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Last updated 3rd October 2017

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Benedict Seymour
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