Everyone knew this would happen? The scene is set in the year 2054 and depicts a dystopian future: wind turbines and solar cells dot the landscape, and there are also a few trees, but all have bright red leaves. Lush green insects, birds tweeting – nothing. The silence of the planet.
The drama “Everything Will Change” by director and screenwriter Martin Persell will be shown in German cinemas on July 14, 2022. It was nominated for the Science Film Award at the Zurich Film Festival 2021 and won the Audience Award for a feature film. At the 2022 Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival. In a mixture of science fiction and documentaries, the work warns of a future in which humans will replace all life on Earth. But it also shows ways to escape this grim reality.
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The whole thing is told like a fairy tale: the narrator is an old woman who guides viewers through the story. The heroes are Cherry, Fini and Ben, three young men who one day accidentally come across a picture of a giraffe. When they ask an old man what it is, they are very surprised that this amazing animal actually exists. Although the older generation has seen biodiversity, no one is talking about it.
And so the fairy tale story takes its course: While Sherry believes in a fake and wants to pursue her new job, Ben and Vinny encounter a treasure map through their search which leads them to a hidden lair where scientists have document information about and archives of extinct species. The two young men watch a number of documentaries from the past decades. What you see touches her deeply. So they decided to work to destabilize their community. But as in every fairy tale, her plans do not go according to plan …
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