Winner of the Silver Leopard for Best Third World Film at the Locarno Film Festival in 1968, Journey to the End of the World seeks to bring together the recent history of the world while capturing the anxiety of the present. Set on a plane, a young man reads The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by the Brazilian 19th-century novelist Machado de Assis, which triggers a swirl of sensations and delusions both in him and in other passengers: an advertising model, two nuns, a sexually frustrated middle-aged man afraid of flying, and a group of football players. The characters confront their aspirations, frustrations, wishes and fears, mixing up reality and fiction in a flow that goes to other times and spaces, including theological reflections, mass myths, 20th-century totalitarianisms and politics, changes in habits and fashion.
Combined ticket: Journey to the End of the World and Sweet Thieves: £20
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