Cinematologists/ Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000

Directed by Alain Tanner

A playful exploration of the lives of eight ex-revolutionaries of the 1960s. Now all in their early thirties, they’re wasting away at jobs considerably less romantic than they had envisioned in their radical youth and longing for the days when moral and political issues were more sharply defined.

Written by John Berger, the Marxist art critic and novelist, the film maintains a delicate balance between satire and sympathy. As Tanner and Berger demonstrate, there was much that was faintly absurd about the youth of the 1960s – but also something magical and exhilarating.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Ways of Seeing, The Cinematologists podcast (“consistently one of the finest film podcasts around” – Sight & Sound) have teamed up with filmmaker Caroline Catz (Delia Derbyshire: the Myths and Legendary Tapes) to present the rarely screened Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000.

The film will be introduced by Cinematologists hosts Neil Fox and Dario Llinares alongside Caroline Catz.

Translated title:
Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000


Full English

131 minutes

Country of origin:
France and Switzerland

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time