Nicolas Roeg

The Man Who Fell to Earth + Maailma

United Kingdom 1976
In English without subtitles
148 min
Suitable for audiences aged 16 and above
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Screenplay: Paul Mayersberg
Cast: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry
Production: Michael Deeley, Barry Spikings / British Lion Film Corporation, Cinema 5
Print Source: Tamasa Distribution

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however. -IMDb

Mika Taanila: Maailma

As a companion to The Man Who Fell to Earth, Espoo Ciné presents artist and filmmaker Mika Taanila’s experimental short Maailma, built with material from Roeg’s film.

“The Man Who Fell to Earth (dir. Nicolas Roeg 1976) evacuated and flipped. In abandoned landscapes, animals, furniture and empty vehicles are left awaiting for disaster.” - AV-arkki

Finland 2017

No dialogue

7’

Source: AV-arkki


EMMA Talks Goes Espoo Ciné
Friday May 3rd, 5pm to 6pm
Discussion in Finnish at EMMA, free entry.

The exhibition The Men Who Fell from Earth currently on view at EMMA has been inspired by Nicolas Roeg’s film with almost the same title. The discussion focuses on the exhibition and Roeg’s film. The speakers are Arja Miller, EMMA’s Chief Curator and Otto Suuronen from The Finnish Film Foundation. Free entry!

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