2004 Los Angeles Film Festival
  Narrative Competition

Mon, Jun 21
4:30 pm
Laemmle Sunset Theatre 2

Thu, Jun 24
9:30 pm
DGA Theatre 2

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USA, 2004, 71 min
Program Running Time: 71 min
Black and White
DIR: Yasuaki Nakajima
Writer: Yasuaki Nakajima
Producer: Yasuaki Nakajima
Editor: Yasuaki Nakajima
Cinematographer: Carolyn Macartney
Music: Hiro Ota
Cast: Jacqueline Bowman, Yasuaki Nakajima, Zorikh Lequidre

In the near future, in an unnamed land, five survivors of a devastating Third World War come together in a desperate struggle for survival. Left mute by poisonous gasses, the four men and one woman are capable of uttering only the most basic sounds; as a result, the film brilliantly replaces dialogue with music and chillingly composed sound effects. Rendered in stunning black and white, After the Apocalypse is the ambitious feature debut of director Yasuaki Nakajima, who also wrote, edited, produced, and co-starred in the film. By turns poetic, sensual, and thoroughly harrowing, his vision of life in a world destroyed by war is a vastly moving experience.

  Narrative Competition