Край света. Запад
A Glitch in the Matrix / On the Edge. Out-of-Competition Program
108 min.

Another study of the theory of simulation of reality — as a starting point, the authors take a lecture by the American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, who in September 1977 spoke to his fans in the French city of Metz. Dick’s belief that we live in a world artificially created by a computer seemed crazy at the time, but in 1999 the Wachowski brothers film "The Matrix" introduced the theory of simulation into everyday life. "A Glitch in the Matrix" illustrates its discussion with excursions into the philosophy of Plato and Descartes, the founder of solipsism, as well as fragments from films based on Dick’s works — "Minority Report", "Blade Runner", "Total Recall".
Directed by: Rodney Ascher
Cinematographу by: George Feucht
Edited by: Rodney Ascher, Rachel Tejada
Produced by: Ross M. Dinerstein
Production: Campfire, Valparaiso Pictures

Rodney Ascher
Filmmaker whose feature documentary debut "Room 237" looked at Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" through the eyes of five very different people, each obsessed with solving its countless mysteries. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012 before screening at festivals around the world including Cannes, London, the Vienalle, Toronto, and New York. His follow-up, the 'horror-documentary' "The Nightmare" (2015) explored the phenomenon of 'sleep paralysis' and was called 'the scariest movie of the decade' at Sundance. His other projects include working for the Shudder Network, a GIF-centric music video for the experimental hip-hop band "Clipping".