After world premiering at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, Ever After (Endzeit) directed by Carolina Hellsgård will open theatrically at the IFC Center in New York on June 21. Many other cities will follow.
This post-apocalyptic feminist gothic fairy tale takes place two years after zombies have overrun Earth. Two young women, Vivi and Eva, develop an unlikely friendship in order to survive. They are stranded in the no-man’s land of the Black Forest where they have to rely on each other and on nature, while in search of a more humane world. But their survival has also unleashed demons from their past that they must confront. In the end, love arises not only for each other, but also for the fantastic natural world surrounding them.
According to the director, Carolina Hellsgård: “Ever After (Endzeit) reflects upon our future existence, how we choose to live, and what our options will be in a world where nature strikes back. The aesthetics are inspired by the quirky and refreshing style of Olivia Vieweg’s graphic novel, which the script is based on.”
Director Carolina Hellsgård is a writer-director, born in Sweden and based in Berlin. She studied experimental media design at the Berlin University of the Arts and film directing and screenwriting at Cal Arts in Los Angeles.
Her critically acclaimed debut feature film WANJA premiered at the Berlinale 2015 and was nominated for the Berlinale Best First Feature Award. It won Best Screenplay (Valletta FF) and Best Feature Film Debut at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele. It was theatrically released in Germany in the summer of 2016. Hellsgård‘s award winning films have been screened at numerous international film festivals.