- 1 hr 50 min
Autumn is a 2009 independent British film that explores the aftermath of a viral pandemic that has wiped out most of the Earth's population. The film stars Dexter Fletcher, Dickon Tolson, and Lana Kamenov and is directed by Steven Rumbelow. The story begins with Michael (played by Dexter Fletcher) waking up in a hospital after an unexplained illness has ravaged the world. Quickly realizing that he is alone, Michael begins to scavenge for food and medicine, all while trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
As he struggles to make sense of his new reality, Michael meets a fellow survivor named Carl (played by Dickon Tolson), who is similarly searching for food and water. The two men quickly form a bond and begin to rely on each other for support.
The film takes place over the course of several weeks, as Michael and Carl struggle to find food, shelter, and safety in a world that has been devastated by the pandemic. Along the way, they encounter a number of other survivors, including a pregnant woman named Emma (played by Lana Kamenov).
As the group travels together, they begin to confront some difficult truths about their situation. They realize that there may be no hope for a cure or a reversal of the pandemic, and that their only chance for survival may be to band together and build a new community.
The film is a quiet, contemplative work that avoids many of the expected tropes of the post-apocalyptic genre. Rather than focusing on action or spectacle, the filmmakers emphasize the emotional toll that such a disaster would take on its survivors.
The acting is strong across the board, with Dexter Fletcher giving a particularly nuanced and understated performance as Michael. His character is haunted by memories of his past and struggles to hold onto his humanity in a world that seems to have lost all sense of morality.
In addition to the strong performances, the film is shot beautifully, with a muted color palette and a sense of stillness that underscores the eerie emptiness of the world. The score, composed by Paul Carr, is also noteworthy, adding an atmosphere of melancholy that lingers long after the film has ended.
In many ways, Autumn is a film about grief and loss, about trying to find hope in the face of overwhelming despair. It asks difficult questions about what it means to be human, and whether there can be any value in survival when all that we hold dear has been taken from us.
While it may not be for everyone – its slow pace and lack of action may turn off some viewers – for those willing to immerse themselves in its world, it is a haunting, deeply affecting work that lingers in the mind long after the credits have rolled.
Autumn is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.