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LAST NIGHT

(1998)
95 mins | Strong Female Leads |
Provincial Ratings
Newfoundland-
Nova Scotia-
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
Quebec-
OntarioAA
Manitoba14A
Saskatchewan14A
Alberta14A
British Columbia14A
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
Yukon14A

Director: Don McKellar

Writer(s): Don McKellar

Star(s): Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg, Callum Keith Rennie

Synopsis:

As the year 2000 drew near, paranoia around “Y2K” was rampant. Don McKellar responded to the anxiety around potential computer meltdowns by coming up with this witty f ilm. As the f ilm begins, the last day of 1999 has truly become the “last night.” The apocalypse is here: Humanity will die at midnight. As rioting and looting begin to take place in Toronto, disparate groups of people prepare to meet their fate. A young architect (McKellar) plans to go out solo, while his best friend (Rennie) attempts to have as many sexual conquests as possible. When the architect meets a stranded young woman (Oh) who can’t f ind her husband (Cronenberg), a strange and intense relationship quickly develops.

Last Night received 13 Genie nominations, winning Best Actress (Oh), Best Supporting Actor (Rennie) and the Claude Jutra Award for the direction of a first feature film (McKellar). The film also won the Prix de la jeunesse at the Cannes film festival.

  • Mature 11-12
  • Staff Pick

About the Director

Don McKellar

McKellar wrote Highway 61, The Red Violin and Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould and is a Genie-winning actor. He directed The Grand Seduction, Last Night and wrote and directed the HBO series Sensitive Skin. He is directing the upcoming Through Black Spruce, based on Joseph Boyden’s prize-winning novel.

LAST NIGHT

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Media - 9, 10, 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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