The Information on; 'Last Night'

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What Is It?

The directorial debut of actor and writer Don McKellar - co-writer of Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould - who also wrote and stars in this movie. An unlikely comedy drama about the last six hours on Earth.

Who's In It?

As well as McKellar, as a man who wants to spend his last night alone, Sarah Oh as a woman struggling to be home for her last supper, and Callum Keith Rennie as Craig, who is desperate to fulfil his most dearly held sexual fantasies before it's too late, it also features more famous faces, including Genevieve Bujold and Francois Girard. And it boasts a rare cameo by David Cronenberg as an uptight gas company engineer.

What They Say About It

"McKellar wisely avoids both the traditional panic of apocalypse movies and the maundering piety of a Deep Impact, aiming instead for a kind of giddy stoicism," Anthony Quinn, The Independent.

"[It's] nice to have [famous] friends, but more is needed before this protracted conversation piece becomes a film... [it] simply doesn't have the feeling of cinema in its bones: it's a radio play, and little more," Alexander Walker, Evening Standard.

"A witty, perceptive movie, composed with a keen feeling for detail, a very welcome line in subtly observed absurdity and the unexpected, and a strong sense of the wider context," Geoff Andrew, Time Out.

"...a witty, intriguing, humane jeu d'esprit," Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

"A brave, original film," Mark Monahan, The Daily Telegraph.

Where You Can See It

Last Night (15, 94 mins) is on selected release around the country

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