Carolina Hellsgård’s second feature follows two women fighting for their lives in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies, a future Hellsgård presents as both horrific and hopeful.
Ever After (Endzeit) will have its World Premiere in the Discovery section of the forthcoming Toronto International Film Festival, and we’ve got the first stills and trailer to go along with the announcement.
In the film:
“Two years after a viral zombie epidemic has left only two German cities uninfected, 22-year-old Vivi (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) and 26-year-old Eva (Maja Lehrer) flee the brutal existence in Weimar and hop an automated train for the other supposed safe haven, Jena.
Unfortunately, the train unexpectedly stops mid-trip, leaving Vivi and Eva to reluctantly forge a bond as they make their way across a beautiful but zombified countryside in Thuringia (“the green heart of Germany”), towards the city and salvation at the other end of the line.”
“Endzeit is a maximalistic female buddy movie set in the German apocalypse,” says Director Hellsgård.
“It depicts the friendship of two young women, who are forced to emancipate themselves in order to survive. In the end, a kind of love arises, not only to each other but to the fantastic nature surrounding them.”
Here’s the film’s captivating first trailer that makes this a TIFF must-see.