Week 9 in Review: Ága, Arctic, The Gold Rush, Genesis 2.0

The IC directors Chip Oscarson, Marie-Laure Oscarson, and Marc Yamada talk about the films that screened 26-29 February including:

  • Ága (01:13), a film in the Siberian language Yakut directed by Milko Lazarov from 2018;
  • Arctic (05:30) from 2018, a modern-day Robinsonade directed by Joe Penna about a man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded and fighting for survival in the Arctic;
  • The Gold Rush (10:13), Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterpiece from 1925 that he re-released in 1942 filmed on a Hollywood set standing in for the Yukon;
  • and our documentary this week, Genesis 2.0 (14:49), directed by Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev from 2018 about climate change, bringing back extinct species, and the ethics of synthetic biology.