Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Posthumous Directing Debut Will Play at This Year’s Berlin Film Festival

/Film | 1/18/2020 | Ben Pearson
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Jóhann Jóhannson died in 2018, but as one of the most celebrated composers in Hollywood, he left behind a legacy and a body of work that included scores for Prisoners, The Theory of Everything, Sicario, Arrival, Mandy, Mary Magdalene, and more. Now there’s one more element being added to that legacy: Jóhansson’s feature directorial debut, Last and First Men. While no wide release date has been announced yet, the movie will play at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, giving fans one last chance to see a new work from the talented artist and to hear his final score, as well.

Jóhannsson had previously written and directed one documentary short called End of Summer, which featured imagery of soldiers and dogfights in war superimposed over footage of headstones in a cemetery, with appropriately haunting music playing under it all. So it makes sense that The Playlist refers to his vision of Last and First Men as “more of a multi-media production” than a traditional narrative or documentary, and that “the visuals focus on brutalist architecture,...
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