“An imaginatively vivid feat of post-apocalyptic world-building that flips the script on so many other stories like it.” - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“Tragically beautiful in its rotting textures.” - Eric Francisco, Inverse

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. | In this dark and moody post apocalyptic film, genetic technology has failed to avert the collapse of the Earth's ecosystem. A thirteen-year-old biohacker, Vesper, lives in an eerie forest where trees breathe, scavenging food for herself and her incapacitated father. The seeds that produce edible plants have been bio-engineered to produce only one crop, but Vesper may learn the key to unlocking them. 

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Golden Raven, Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film 
Nominee - Best Motion Picture, Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Winner - Best Art Direction, Lithuanian Film Awards
Nominee - Best Actress (Raffiella Chapman), Best Film, Best Supporting Actress (Rosy McEwen), Lithuanian Film Awards

Cli-Fi Lecture SeriesThis series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu