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JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000

1976 / 116min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ALAIN TANNER

CAST: MYRIAM BOYER, JEAN-LUC BIDEAU, MIOU-MIOU

A group of eight stubbornly nonconformist Genevans from different walks of life get together on a rural retreat to dream of a world which offers more than consumerist inducements in this, another of Tanner’s string of ‘70s masterpieces. Co-written by Tanner and English writer John Berger, this redoubt for May 1968 ideals in the mid-‘70s is that rare explicitly political film that doesn’t reduce its characters to placeholders, a major work of postwar European cinema unforgivably out-of-print on domestic home video. Per Serge Daney: “a didactic film with no lesson to teach, an encyclopedic film with no conclusion.”

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 is screening as part of the series Alain Tanner. Click here for more info.