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.
"Required viewing for any Torontonian." —Sasha
Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta, Niv Fichman, Daniel Iron
Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley
English, Dubbed in French
Last Night is filmed and set in Ontario. Don McKellar is from Ontario.