19:00 / Celebrated director Michael Winterbottom in conversation following a screening of his film Code 46
24 November 2008
Tickets: Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50
Barbican Film is delighted to host Michael Winterbottom in conversation following a screening of his film Code 46. The discussion will be chaired by Geoff Manaugh, BLDGBLOG.
Curated by the Architecture Foundation
In a near future, impressively depicted by collaged footage of the present – be it Shanghai, Dubai or the Jubilee Line – the world speaks a hybrid international English and borders are fenced-off by biological ID-cards.
This daunting and possible vision of gated urban city-states and desert slums presents an uncannily logical conclusion to the rapid urbanization of the planet, and forms an unsettling backdrop to the film’s story of an ‘illegal’ affair between a genetically incompatible couple.