Life Rewired Shorts: The Last Forever Woman

What if you could live forever but just didn’t want to?

By Barbican Centre

Life Rewired Shorts / The Last Forever Woman by Ollie Wolf (2019/2019) by Ollie Wolf and Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

Still from The Last Forever Woman by Ollie Wolf. Part of the Barbican's Life Rewired Shorts film series. (2019/2019) by Ollie Wolf and Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

How does your film respond to the ideas behind Life Rewired?

'The Last Forever Woman' focuses on the theme of ageing populations and our aim was to use the film to explore the theme of immortally within a global culture that seems transfixed by the desire to live forever. Yes, it’s a tempting idea, but how does it play out in practice and at what cost? We hope that Alma’s voice can offer a personal point of view on ageing as we move into an era where the realities of immortality may lay just around the corner. 

Still from The Last Forever Woman by Ollie Wolf. Part of the Barbican's Life Rewired Shorts film series. (2019/2019) by Ollie Wolf and Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

After two centuries of life, love and loss Alma is struggling to go on and so looks to take a final journey to rejoin her deceased wife, Maya

Still from The Last Forever Woman by Ollie Wolf. Part of the Barbican's Life Rewired Shorts film series. (2019/2019) by Ollie Wolf and Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

'The realities of immortality may lay just around the corner...'

Still from The Last Forever Woman by Ollie Wolf. Part of the Barbican's Life Rewired Shorts film series. (2019/2019) by Ollie Wolf and Barbican CentreBarbican Centre

What does the filmmaker of the future look like?

The rollout of language implants will allow filmmakers to tell global stories unhindered by the need for subtitles. Once that barrier for audiences disappears it’ll be a brave new world. I can’t wait. 

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About the filmmaker

Ollie Wolf is a writer/director living in London. 'The Last Forever Woman' follows on from the success of his last short film 5 Star Fouad - a comedy starring Dominic West - which beat thousands of entrants to win the coveted Jameson First Shot competition. Most recently, he released his second acclaimed video for Brit Award winner Tom Walker.

Life Rewired Shorts are a series of short films produced in collaboration with The Smalls. Each month throughout 2019, we asked filmmakers to explore the ideas behind the Barbican's Life Rewired, a season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.

The series is supported by the British Council's Anyone / Anywhere, a global season on the 30th anniversary of the birth of the web, looking at the impact of this world-changing invention on every aspect of our lives.

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