The Last Supper (1994 film)

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The Last Supper
Directed by Cynthia Roberts
Produced by Greg Klymkiw
Written by Greg Klymkiw
Hillar Liitoja
Cynthia Roberts
Music by Nicholas Stirling
Cinematography Harald Bachmann
Edited by Cynthia Roberts
Su Rynard
Distributed by British Film Institute
Running time
96 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Last Supper is a 1994 drama film directed by Cynthia Roberts.

Plot[edit]

Chris (Ken McDougall) is a dancer dying of AIDS. Before his assisted suicide he shares a last meal with his lover Val (J.D. Nicholsen).[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The Last Supper is adapted from the Toronto play of the same name by Hillar Liitoja. The same actors perform in the film as in the play.[2] It was shot in real time and set entirely in one room in a Toronto hospice.[2][3] Ken McDougall died of AIDS complications four days after filming finished.[3]

Reception[edit]

The Last Supper won the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival.[4] Time Out called the film "simple but devastating study of the human condition in extremis".[5] Variety called it "an important addition to the growing body of pix about AIDS-related issues" but said that it may be too gruelling for some viewers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b Thompson, Jennifer (1995-02-15). "The last dance". greenleft.org.au. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b c Kelly, Brendan (1994-09-26). "The Last Supper". Variety. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Awards for The Last Supper". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  5. ^ "The Last Supper". Time Out. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 

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