Archive of films The Matrix / The Matrix

1999, 136 min

Section: Midnight Screenings
Year: 2019

Kung fu, hackers, a world beyond the looking glass, evil machines, and the woman in the red dress. After twenty years, The Matrix returns.


“I know kung fu.” “Show me.” The nineties were a time of action films and cyberpunk – the shelves of specialized bookstores were filled with the works of William Gibson, video rental stores stocked gritty Hong Kong action flicks, and the whole world succumbed to Japanese anime mania via Ghost in the Shell (and many others). Then, in 1999, a film appeared that managed to combine the aesthetic and philosophical tendencies of an entire era – and fans around the world were ecstatic. An original mix of futuristic dystopia, modern mythology, and neo-noir mood, The Matrix’s choreography and visual effects left an indelible mark on the next era.

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Lilly Wachowski (b. 1967, Chicago), Lana Wachowski (b. 1965, Chicago). Selected joint filmography: Assassins​ (1995), Bound (1996), The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Speed Racer (2008), Cloud Atlas (2012), Jupiter Ascending (2015)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Midnight Screenings
Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Screenplay: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Dir. of Photography: Bill Pope
Editor: Zach Staenberg
Art Director: Hugh Bateup, Michelle McGahey
Producer: Joel Silver
Production: Warner Bros.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving
Sales: Park Circus Limited

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