2015 | Poland, USA | NR | 85 min.


Old Town Playhouse Thu, Jul 28, 2016 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Narrative
Release Year:2015
Runtime:85 min.
Production Country:Poland
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jason Ritter
Iva Gocheva
Greta Fernández
Tucker Smallwood
Karl Glusman
Director:Claire Carré
Produced by:Mevlut Akkaya
Claire Carré
Dan Fabulich
Warren Fischer
Hana Shimizu
Screenwriter:Charles Spano
Claire Carré
Cinematography:Todd Antonio Somodevilla
Editing By:Claire Carré


Claire Carré reinvents the post-apocalyptic genre in this imaginative scifi triumph that imagines a dystopian world robbed of memory. Set in a bleak and eerie wasteland that was once Indiana, “Embers” follows several survivors of a devastating virus that causes both short and long-term memory loss. Two lovers wake up as strangers every morning in each other’s arms; an orphan wanders in search of a parent; a violence-prone young man does whatever it takes to survive. Meanwhile, a professor desperately searches for a cure, while a girl trapped with her father in an underground bunker—protected from the virus, memories intact—must decide whether it’s worth risking infection to regain her freedom. This haunting, thought-provoking film raises questions of identity, connection, and our place in the world that are impossible to forget. Scheduled to Appear via Skype: Claire Carré.