Vivarium

A vivarium is usually a closed environment intended for breeding animals or for examinating them. Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) and Imogen Poots (The Look of Love) in this art allegory of the consumer society cycle are a couple who wants to buy a family house. This brings this loving couple to a brand new district of Yonder. However, they will realize that something is wrong very soon; all of the buildings look the same. Besides that, it seems that far and wide are no other residents except them. The situation becomes more acute when they find themselves in the middle of a labyrinth. In the safety of one of the houses they find shelter and try to figure out how to get out of this. At that moment a bell rings and a strange package appears on a porch…

original Vivarium
director Lorcan Finnegan
cast Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly
year 2019
runtime 97 min.
country Ireland, Belgium, Denmark
format DCP
language English with Czech subtitles
trailer YouTube

 

SHORT FILM INCLUDED

Being Jacob (CZ) / world premiere
Director: Tomáš Krejčí
Cast: Prokop Pršala a Lea Skleničkova
Year: 2020
Lenght: cca 15 min

Sixteen years old Jacob is a fan of sci-fi and fantasy films. It helps him to escape from the sad reality. One day he meets a mysterious girl who awakens the miraculous abilities in him that can make the reality change according to himself…
The film is made especially for the Future Gate festival.

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