From the film's website:
'The Age of Stupid is a 2008 film by Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out)
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?'
'Shot in seven countries over a period of three years, the film features six separate documentary stories, archive footage and lots of animation from, amongst others, Passion Pictures, creators of the Gorillaz animations. The original rough cut did not include the archivist which was added later to frame the story and better tie together the six parts.'
'The film was "crowd-funded", with the £450,000 budget being raised by selling “shares” to 223 individuals and groups who donated between £500 and £35,000. These groups range from a hockey team to a women’s health centre. This is mostly to give it the best chance of reaching a mainstream multiplex audience, but also to retain complete editorial control. These investors all own a percentage of the film and will receive a pro-rata share in any profits, alongside the 105 crew who worked for survival wages'.
Last Thursday our cinema club goers had the opportunity to watch and to discuss The Flower of My Secret, a film from Pedro Almodovar. This was the second session of the the International Cinema Club's new season.
The film was well received by our audience who enjoyed the wounded passion and the unfulfilled desire of Leo (Marisa Paredes), the main character of the film, and her fight to find herself amongst the emotional labyrinth of her broken marriage.
Almodovar's exaggerated situations and acid sense of humor made us roar with laughter in a few occasions too!