DIRECTOR(S): Damon Gameau   COUNTRY: Australia   YEAR: 2019   LANGUAGE(S): English   SUBTITLES: German   RUNNING TIME: 92 min

SECTION: Previews at Cinecittà

Thursday, 03.10., 8 pm, Cinecittà


Damon Gameau embarks on a personal journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends documentary with dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter.
Following his compelling experiment on himself in THAT SUGAR FILM, Damon Gameau sets off on another journey in this entertaining yet profound documentary. Thinking of his little daughter’s future, he undertakes to find out what life might look like in 20 years. All over the world, the enterprising filmmaker uncovers remarkable approaches and solutions in the fight against humanity’s collective suicide through global warming. Numerous conversations and examples from the fields of renewable energy, transport and agriculture show that sustainable living is possible, while playful animated vignettes underpin Gameau’s credo: we can effectively limit harmful CO2 emissions and create a more liveable world. It is all up to us.


Damon Gameau is an Australian actor, director, and filmmaker. Gameau graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 1999. Gameauhas acted in several films, including Balibo, Thunderstruck, Raw and Spirited.


That Sugar Film (2014), 2040 (2019)

SCRIPT: Damon Gameau   PRODUCERS: Damon Gameau, Nick Batzias, Anna Kaplan, Virginia Whitwell   CAMERA: Hugh Miller   EDITOR: Jane Usher   MUSIC: Bryony Marks

PRODUCTION: Kim Ingles, GoodThing Productions    WORLD SALES: Paul Wiegard   GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: 24 Bilder