We Will Not Be the Last of Our Kind

What if the famous biblical ark, the last refuge of humankind and the animal kingdom during the great flood, was not merely an act of divine intervention but, instead, a meticulously planned programme for professional reintegration? The director uses a video game world she built herself as a filming location and joins everybody on the ark in the form of her avatar. There, her questions about the present collide with the ancient narratives of the Old Testament.
by Mili Pecherer
with Mili Pecherer, Adrien Dupuis-Hepner
France 2024 French 24' International premiere | Animation

With

  • Mili Pecherer (Mili)
  • Adrien Dupuis-Hepner (Management)

Crew

DirectorMili Pecherer
ScreenplayMili Pecherer, Adrien Dupuis-Hepner, Cindy Coutant
CinematographyMili Pecherer
EditingMili Pecherer
MusicBeila Ungar
SoundHugo Debrie
AnimationMatthew Austin, Ángel Flores Sanchez
ProducerPascale Samuel

Produced by

Mili Pecherer

Marseille, France

Mili Pecherer

The director, who was born in Israel in 1988, claims to have made films with Napoleon Bonaparte, God, a haemorrhoid and a donkey before adopting video game technology to obtain a new narrative freedom. Her work takes on the great biblical tales and confronts them with her own questions. She is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and Le Fresnoy art school in Tourcoing, France. She currently lives in Marseille. Her film It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad screened in Berlinale Shorts in 2021.

Filmography

2012 2pac Its Olrait; short film 2014 Yeruham Off-Season 2017 La vie sans pompe 2018 How Glorious It Is to Be a Human Being 2019 It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad; short film 2021 Tsigele-Migele; short film 2024 We Will Not Be the Last of Our Kind; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Berlinale Shorts 5

Tako Tsubo | We Will Not Be the Last of Our Kind | City of Poets | Shi ri fang gu

Sat Feb 17 18:00

Cubix 5

Subtitles: English

Screening for press and industry professionals | With accreditation only

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Wed Feb 21 15:30

Cubix 9

Subtitles: English

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Wed Feb 21 18:30

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

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Thu Feb 22 14:00

Cineplex Titania

Subtitles: English

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Fri Feb 23 21:30

Cubix 9

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Sat Feb 24 12:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

Subtitles: English

Shorts Take Their Time: Each film followed by a detailed Q&A

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Sun Feb 25 15:30

HKW 2 - Safi Faye Hall

Subtitles: English

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