The film titled 4:44 Last Day on Earth by US independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara has been premiered at the Venice Film Festival and received critical acclaim. The film appears to be the front runner for the Venice’s Golden Lion award.
The film is about the disintegration of the ozone layer and the imminent destruction of life on earth. The time of the end of the world, 4:44, is a reference to the Chinese significance of the number four, which stands for death.
Willem Dafoe of The English patient and Spider Man fame and Shanyn Leigh star in the film. “Civilisations that are more advanced than ours have come crumbling down, so to think that what we have is beyond that, is earthquake proof, natural disaster proof or revolution proof, I think it’s stupid,” Abel Ferrara said.