Monday, February 13, 2012

4:44 Last Day on Earth | NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2011 or VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2011Award Winner Movie

About 4:44 Last Day on Earth
In a large apartment high above the city lives our couple. They’re in love. She’s a painter, he’s a successful actor. Just a normal afternoon - except that this isn’t a normal afternoon, for them or anyone else. Because tomorrow, at 4:44 am, give or take a few seconds, the world will come to an end far more rapidly than even the worst doomsayer could have imagined. The final meltdown will come, not without warnings, but with no means of  escape. There will be no survivors.
As always, there are those who, as their final cigarette is being lit and the blindfold tightened, will still hope against hope  for some kind of reprieve. For a miracle. Not our two lovers. They - like the majority of the Earth’s population - have accepted their fate; the world is going to end.

4:44 Last Day on Earth (2011)
Genre   Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Release Date
Italy       7 September 2011  (Venice Film Festival)
France   9 September 2011   (Deauville American Film Festival)
USA       5 October 2011  (New York Film Festival)
Brazil    6 October 2011  (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
France   27 November 2011  (Paris International Fantastic Film Festival)
USA      23 March 2012  (on demand)(limited)
Argentina   14 June 2012
Directed by   Abel Ferrara
Produced by   Juan de Dios Larrain, Pablo Larrain, Peter Danner, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval[1]
Written by   Abel Ferrara
Willem Dafoe
Shanyn Leigh
Natasha Lyonne
Paul Hipp
Anita Pallenberg
Paz de la Huerta
Pat Kiernan
Music by   Francis Kuipers
Cinematography   Ken Kelsch
Editing by   Anthony Redman
Running time   84 minutes
Country USA
Language   English
Filming Locations   New York City, New York, USA



Director’s Statement
I would like to take this opportunity to quote a passage from our new film 4:44 Last Day on Earth, which has the Dalai Lama speaking, in his inimitable way, on man and nature:
“We human beings are almost like the creator or controller of the world; thru technology, thru science, we can do anything, everything… we do not run the nature. I think we human beings believe ourselves to be something above nature. I think that it is wrong. After all, we are part of the nature and as such, it is very clear you see, we have the responsibility to take care of the environment, of the nature, because ultimately, we are part of the nature and its balance and we can dramatically change it as a result...”
What I have learned is word for word, fragmented, thru different languages, grammatical or not, in or out of context; when the messenger is pure the message prevails.

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