The State Of Things
Winner of the Venice Golden Lion in 1982. A German film crew is in Portugal to shoot a black-and-white remake of Roger Corman’s 1955 science fiction B movie Day the World Ended about the survivors of a nuclear holocaust. However, the production runs out of film and money and the director, Friedrich Munro cannot reach his producer and so sets off to find him. The crew waits for Friedrich in an abandoned hotel. As they grow restless the film depicts some of their philosophical thoughts and emotional reactions, focusing on the themes of cinema, illusion and reality.