Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM

Year: 2016
Country: AUSTRALIA
Language: English
Run Time: 84 minutes

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Imagine you have no recollection of the past and all your memories are of the future. You cannot recall what happened 30 seconds ago, yet you’ve already seen what will happen moments from now. A life in reverse is that of Otto Bloom, a charming, charismatic man whose captivating condition garners the attention of believers and skeptics alike, enthralled with making sense of his peculiar claims. Bloom’s former lover and neuropsychologist Ada replays each memory they shared of their whirlwind romance, working backwards to piece together the experience through Bloom’s eyes. His remarkable rise and fall from media darling to feeble recluse run parallel to his dwindling memories as he approaches death. But Bloom declares time is just an illusion, and the past and future hold no permanent fixture on our being. If this is what we are to believe, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM affirms this very moment, here and now, is the only one that matters. —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director
Cris Jones

Cris Jones is a director, writer, and cinematographer. He moved from London to Sydney when he was two years old and studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia.

Filmography
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF OTTO BLOOM (2016)

Producers
Melanie Coombs, Alicia Brown, Mish Armstrong

Screenwriting
Cris Jones

Cinematography
László Baranyai

Editing
Bill Murphy

Principal Cast
Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward, Matilda Brown, Terry Camilleri, Suzy Cato Gashler, Amber Clayton

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