At an uncertain time, in an uncertain place... A Third World War has come to an end, leaving behind a trail of ruin and devastated landscapes. A man wearing rags and an oxygen mask takes a risk and leaves his bunker to seek food. During his search he finds a man, then another, and a woman... and he is confronted with a question greater than survival.
Shot in a bleak black and white photography, After the Apocalypse is a futuristic fable about coming back to life. Four men and one woman have survived. They have lost everything, their past lives and the use of their tongues. Now, they must give meaning to their "new world" and restore the basics of communication. A philosophic meditation of rare beauty and simplicity.
- Michael Wilmington
APRIL 8, 2005
"A triumph of independent filmmaking"
"Gentle at heart and terribly sincere. "
NEW YORK TIMES
March, 16, 2005
CAHIERS DU CINEMART
"Stark visual beauty"
July 12th, 2004
"Monochromatic 16mm camerawork captures an end-of-the-world bleakness"
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER