Last Night

Director: Don McKellar Year: 1998 Run Time: 95min
Minuit (Last Night) (1998)

As the year 2000 drew near, paranoia around “Y2K” was rampant. Don McKellar responded to the anxiety around potential computer meltdowns by coming up with this witty and dystopic film. As the film begins, the last day of 1999 has truly become the “last night.” The apocalypse is here: Humanity will die at midnight. As rioting and looting begin to take place in Toronto, disparate groups of people prepare to meet their fate. A young architect (McKellar) plans to go out solo, while his best friend (Rennie) attempts to have as many sexual conquests as possible. When the architect meets a stranded young woman (Oh) who can’t f ind her husband (Cronenberg), a strange and intense relationship quickly develops.

Last Night received 13 Genie nominations, winning Best Actress (Oh), Best Supporting Actor (Rennie) and the Claude Jutra Award for the direction of a first feature film (McKellar). The film also won the Prix de la jeunesse at the Cannes film festival.

Staff Pick:

"Required viewing for any Torontonian." —Sasha


Don McKellar


Don McKellar


Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron


Callum Keith Rennie, Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley


Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy


English, Dubbed in French



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Last Night is filmed and set in Ontario. Don McKellar is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
AA Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
14A Saskatchewan
14A Yukon