In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. But when Kathryn and her daughter Milja wander into his life looking for food and shelter, his carefully ordered world is upset. As the three of them start co-existing, suspicion and dependence intertwine.
An impressively conceived debut film from Ireland’s Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist is intimate in scale but big and bold in its ambition: an unflinching examination of the end of humanity and civil society in the post-apocalypse. Led by another young talent—the fascinating rising star Mia Goth.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France