Homo Sapiens, directed by documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread), is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age. The film features powerful images of empty spaces, ruins, cities increasingly overgrown with vegetation and crumbling asphalt. The areas we currently inhabit, though humanity has disappeared, now abandoned and decaying, gradually reclaimed by nature after being taken from it so long ago.
Join Misc. Films – a new programming collective dedicated to putting underseen and unreleased films on the big screen – for this acclaimed festival favourite, described by The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw as “the most extraordinary documentary I have seen in years”. Consider this one for the architecture enthusiasts, the ‘ruin porn’ addicts, the urban explorers and anyone keen to witness the present-day post-apocalypse.
Misc. Films is a programming collective run by Michael Leader (Editor, Film4.com) and Rowan Woods (Development Editor, BBC Films), providing a platform for films that have received little or no UK theatrical distribution. You can find them on Twitter @misc_films.