White Plastic Sky

Directed by Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó
Wednesday, June 5 , 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM
Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos
Price: € 4.50 incl. vat (Student) € 9.00 incl. vat (Others)

In 2123's desolate world, humanity's fate hangs by a thread under domed cities, and humanity can only survive when humans turn into a tree at the age of 50 to once again serve as an oxygen and food source. When Stefan discovers that his beloved Nora has volunteered long before her time, he embarks on an adventurous journey to save her at all costs, breaking every rule of the system in the process.

Genre: animation, adventure
Language: Hungarian/French, subtitles: English

In a future without animals and plants, and where the laws of human survival are cruel, how far would you go to save the one you love? And is saving her against all the rules the right thing to do? This dystopian film raises some very interesting questions about the cost of human survival after being responsible for the destruction of their own environment in the first place.

In the year 2123, the earth is a scorched wasteland without any flora or fauna. Humans live in cities under protective domes. With no natural resources left except water, humans have become the largest source of food and are allowed to live only 50 years. At that point, a seed is implanted in their bodies, which grows in special laboratories into a tree, which in turn provides oxygen and food for the population. Stefan, a 28-year-old psychiatrist, and his wife Nora have lost their infant son. Nora cannot cope with this and requests a voluntary implantation, although she is only 32 years old. Stefan desperately tries to stop her and embarks on an adventurous journey to save her at all costs, breaking all the rules he used to observe before.

A visually spectacular story that addresses the most important environmental issues of our time, as well as timeless ethical questions. 

This film is screened in collaboration with the Green Week and will have a Q&A after the film.

This film was nominated for ten awards and one award for Grand Competition Feature Film at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films.

“Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó's spectacular post-apocalyptic animated feature deals with key environmental issues and numerous ethical questions.”  CineEuropa

“It sings with an unerring, painfully realistic vision of our possible future.” Loud And Clear

“Set in a time when humans appear to have little more to contribute to the earth’s sustainability than their bodies, the film sees [they] have plenty more to offer and in doing so, “White Plastic Sky” proves to be far more than the sum of its parts.” The Moveable Fest

SG & USE/ITEC registration
Please register for SG & USE/ITEC by scanning your student ID card at the venue.
More information about SG & USE/ITEC can be found here

Ticket information
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket by clicking on the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets cannot be purchased with cash or bank card at the ticket counter. 
For more general information about tickets, refund policies, etc., please click here.

Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no pre-film commercials) and the cinema hall opens at 19:10. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time. 

The Studium Generale film program is selected in collaboration with the Student Film Committee, The Green Week and Natlab.

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