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O-bi, O-ba: The End of Civilization (15*)

A still from Ob-i Ob-a: End of Civilization

After nuclear catastrophe has devastated the planet, a resilient group of survivors wait to be rescued by the mysterious Ark. 

In a post-apocalyptic future, we’re introduced to a group of humans living in a decrepit, isolated underground vault. The only thing that keeps them going is the promise of The Ark, a mysterious vessel said to be coming to their rescue. But does The Ark even exist?

Like Waiting for Godot transferred to a post-nuclear society, O-bi O-ba is a tale of suffering and hopeless resilience, skewering any idea of redemption or saviour.

Poland 1985 Dir Piotr Szulkin 88 min

Print courtesy of the Polish Cultural Institute 


Tagged with: Cinema Sci-fi Sundays

This screening is preceded by:

Random Acts: Tim Hawkins - The Archaologist 
In the far-flung future a Shaman discovers the remains of our long forgotten internet in which billions of lonely and deformed digital souls are trapped and enslaved by an all-powerful cat-god. Tim Hawkins' surreal, narrative-driven, sci-fi animation asks philosophical questions, about what will be left of our digital souls when we're gone.
UK 2015 Tim Hawkins 5 mins

Random Acts showcase short films chosen for their bold and original expressions of creativity. Commissioned by Channel and in partnership with Arts Council England.

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