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Jonathan Nossiter tells a story about the few remaining survivors of a catastrophe in Last Words

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- The new film by the director of Mondovino is an Italian-French production and is one of the titles included in the 2020 Cannes Official Selection

Jonathan Nossiter tells a story about the few remaining survivors of a catastrophe in Last Words
Nick Nolte, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgaard in Last Words

“A fiction film about a time that we hope never to live through: the end of the world, brought on by climate change.” This is how Artistic Director and General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Frémaux introduced the new film by Jonathan Nossiter, Last Words [+see also:
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, in an online press conference a couple of days ago. Last Words is thus one of the titles set to carry the Cannes 73 label, at this strange “liquid” edition of the French festival that has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (see the news).

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Last Words is an Italian-French film produced by Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment together with Rai Cinema, and co-produced by Paprika Films, Les Films D’Ici and Les Films Du Rat. The international sales have been entrusted to French firm The Party Film Sales.

Shot in Italy, in the Archaeological Park of Paestum (Campania) and underground in Bologna, the movie is based on Santiago Amigorena’s novel Mes derniers mots. The synopsis is as follows: in the year 2085, the world as we know it no longer exists. Very few people have survived. A young man embarks on a long voyage in search of the last remaining community of humans.

Last Words stars Golden Globe winner Nick Nolte, who has been Oscar-nominated many times; Charlotte Rampling, winner of the Golden Bear and Volpi Cup; Volpi Cup winner and two-time David di Donatello and Nastro D’Argento laureate Alba Rohrwacher; and Stellan Skarsgaard, winner of both a Golden Globe and a Silver Bear.

As a reminder, US helmer Jonathan Nossiter won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for the movie Sunday, which was subsequently presented in Un Certain Regard, and took part in the competition at Cannes with Mondovino and at the Berlinale with Natural Resistance [+see also:
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(Translated from Italian)

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