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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, 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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