Marjorie Prime


USA, 2017, 99’
by Michael Almereyda
anteprima italiana / italian premiere
Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Michael Almereyda – Fotografia/Cinematography Sean Price Williams – Montaggio/Editing Kathryn J. Schubert – Musica/Music Mica Levi – Interpreti/Cast Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins – Produttori/Producers Michael Almereyda, Uri Singer – Produzione/Production Passage Pictures – Distribuzione internazionale /International Distribution Fortitude International

Marjorie Prime is based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play exploring memory, identity, love and loss. In an era when artificial intelligence has become very normal, the 86-year-old Marjorie is kept company by an inquisitive hologram. This ‘prime’ is a younger version of her deceased husband Walter, who shares reminiscences with Marjorie to train her failing memory. But the prime only knows the facts and memories he’s been told, so they can also be manipulated – by Marjorie, or for instance by her sonin-law Jon. In this way, the holographic (and in many ways improved) version of Walter starts to form part of an idealised past.