in about 100 words or less
Iceland/New Zealand/Switzerland/US 95m, Colour
Director: Craig Zobel; Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine
Z for Zachariah is a contemplative post-apocalyptic science fiction film about a religious young woman who has survived in a rural valley that has somehow escaped the effects of radiation that has otherwise laid waste to the American continent. A potentially interesting story that has much in common with Five (1951), there is little in the way of explanation of the destructive event, or the fate of the film’s characters (Klaus Ming January 2017).