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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky.

Cast

  • Alicia Vikander

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Trivia

  • The film premiered at TIFF (Toronto international Film Festival) in Canada in September 2018.
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Metacritic

70
Sep 26, 2019

De Pencier’s cinematography has a good eye for the beauty and horror of man-made or -altered landscapes, and it is hard to deny that the film benefits from being seen on as large a screen as possible, as impressive crane or drone shots fill the screen. But like with Burtynsky’s photographs, it is also hard to deny that the beauty of these shots stands in stark contrast to their purported message.

Metacritic review by Boyd van Hoeij
Boyd van Hoeij
The Hollywood Reporter
100
Sep 26, 2019

Both shocking and beautiful, the film impresses itself on the viewer with the awesome scale of the imagery – and with the urgency behind it. We have entered an epoch in which human activity is shaping the planet more than any natural force. Anthropocene bears witness that something’s got to give.

Metacritic review by Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
75
Sep 17, 2019

Yes, we’ve filled the atmosphere with levels of carbon dioxide not seen in 66 million years of geologic time. But at least we get our own “epoch,” the Anthropocene, named after us. And there’s a smidgen of cautious hope underscoring much of what we see here.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation