Dir: Tom Kingsley & Will Sharpe, 2016, UK, 90 mins, Cert: 15
Sun 6 November 2016 // 19:00
Tickets: £5 / £4
An epic, deeply human tale of love, grief and alienation, The Darkest Universe is the strange, ambitious second feature film from Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley, the BAFTA nominated directors of Black Pond which we screened back in 2012.
Described by Sharpe and Kingsley as 'a romantic comedy set in space, or - to be more specific - planet Earth', the film follows world-weary banker Zac on his search for his eccentric sister, Alice, who goes missing while on a narrowboat trip with her new boyfriend.
With a kaleidoscopic narrative structure, bold cinematography and the occasional UFO, The Darkest Universe is a comedy psychodrama that mixes grungy phone footage with the trippy science fiction imagery of parallel universes and the dark earthly aesthetic of the British waterways - an eccentric and heartfelt film that is ultimately about the stories we must tell ourselves to get by.
We are pleased to welcome Will and Tom back to the Cube for a Q&A after the screening.