Audiences may be overwhelmed by the countless on-screen portrayals of a bleak future, but the sci-fi gem, Young Ones makes for a worthwhile view thanks to a compelling story, gorgeous cinematography and a unique vision.
Set in the stark aftermath of a water crisis, the film centers on the few who have managed to survive it. Ernest (Michael Shannon) and his two children, Jerome (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning), struggle to protect their farm from bandits, but an even greater threat may lie in the actions of Mary’s boyfriend, Flem (Nicholas Hoult).
Last week at the NYC press day for Young Ones, I had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Smith-McPhee and director Jake Paltrow to discuss with them the inspiration for their new film and its dystopian theme.
Check out what they had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Young Ones as it’s now playing in theatres.