Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, filmmaker Peter Mettler takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again turns his camera to filming the unfilmmable.
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"... recalling the work of Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog and the late Chris Marker... THE END OF TIME becomes immersive and hypnotic... a ravishingly beautiful experience."
"A work of vision... A globe-trotting cine-essay about time... poetic and lovely."
"Mettler's trippy films work as perceptual experiences... free your mind, and the rest will follow."
"Peter Mettler traverses the globe to explore (and explode) our conceptions of time, in this entrancing combination of documentary and mind-expanding philosophical speculation."
"One of Canada's great cinematic experimentalists returns with a documentary exploring the meaning of time... There is not a hint of the didactic here, but rather pure contemplation, much like Graham Coleman's 1979 masterpiece Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy, which also sought to introduce a timeless, meditative state for viewers."
"Peter Mettler's poetic lens has inquired into everything from personal fulfillment (Gambling, Gods and LSD) to the Northern Lights (Picture of Light). Now he's after his most elusive prey yet: the very human concept of time... (The End of Time) is of a piece with Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light, a film that similarly finds miraculous unity in seemingly random things."
"A film trip. A world film."
"A form of cinematic meditation ... powerful, moving and sensually ravishing to watch."
"Peter pushes forward with every new film, in his bid for a re-visioned consciousness."
"Mettler has tuned himself to the world. Always receptive to the unexpected."
"One of the year's best films, The End of Time isn't something you simply watch; it's something you surrender to."
"This mesmerizing documentary uses images and sound to observe time and make our understanding of it palpable."
"To call it a documentary is misleading... Cosmomentary would be a more appropriate name for the genre Mettler is pioneering."
"The End of Time explores an impressive array of ideas related to humankind's relationship with time. Better yet, it does so while providing an uncommonly intense degree of audiovisual stimulation - leave it to Mettler to make lava flows seem impossibly sexy."
"Mettler approaches time as might an alien who s come to Earth for the first time..."