Z for Zachariah

About

YEAR 2014

SECTION U.S. Dramatic Competition

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 95 min

In the wake of a disaster that wipes out most of civilization, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another male survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman's affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature.

This is director Craig Zobel's third feature to play at the Sundance Film Festival but his first in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. With his prior two films, he showed a commanding ability to find tension in the mundane and humanity in the horrific. In Z for Zachariah, he utilizes his full repertoire as a director, unleashing a forceful drama that searingly explores the nature of man . . . and woman. Boasting an exceptional cast whose impressive talents are on display, Z for Zachariah is a gripping tale that subverts expectations and works on many levels. —T.G.

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Credits

Executive Producer
Actor
Line Producer
Producer
Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Director

Artist Bio

Craig Zobel's debut feature, Great World of Sound, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It won him Breakthrough Director at the Gotham Awards, and was nominated for Best First Film and Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. His second film, Compliance, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize at Locarno International Film Festival. Z for Zachariah is his third feature.