Genesis 2.0

IRISH PREMIERE

Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland, 2018, 113’

Director Christian Frei has skilfully brought together the ancient and the near future in a film that seeks to connect the bones of our prehistoric beginnings to the bespoke organisms that are now being created in labs from Beijing to Boston. Set in one part in the lunar-like tundra of the New Siberian Islands a motley band of hunters pursue mammoth tusks that can fetch a pretty price as ivory stock, while five thousand miles away bright young minds are genetically engineering new species to order. Frei juxtaposes the stark brooding beauty of the islands with the frenetic pace of bio-tech labs to answer the eternal question–Is the End really in the Beginning?

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Christian Frei is a Swiss director and producer. He is considered one of today’s most innovative and compelling documentary filmmakers. He was nominated for an Academy Award with War Photographer (2001) and won the World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance with Space Tourists (2009). For his latest endeavor he reached out to Siberian filmmaker Maxim Arbugaev.

Maxim Arbugaev is a Russian director who grew up to be a professional ice hockey player. Discovering his passion for filmmaking in the solitude of the New Siberian Islands, he now studies documentary filmmaking at The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow.

Director: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev

Producer: Christian Frei

Camera: Peter Indergand

Editor: Thomas Bachmann, Christian Frei

Sound: Dieter Meyer

Music: Max Richter, Edward Artemyev

Website:www.genesis-two-point-zero.com

SCREENING TIME

Saturday 21st July, 7.45pm, The Adam Room Cinema (Q&A)

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