Battle Royale & Fortnite
Sometime in the future, Japan suffers a breakdown in law and order in parallel to the humiliating catastrophe of economic downturn. The young people, in particular, are out of control. An embattled government passes the Battle Royale Act: a piece of legislation which means that a group of young people - and only young people - are forcibly marooned together on an island, and forced to kill each other until one survivor is left.
Fukasaku's last film is a classic piece of bloody dystopian cinema that is the inspiration for The Hunger Games and gaming phenomenon Fortnite.
As an introduction to Battle Royale we explore the gaming phenomenon that is Fortnite. Launched in 2017, Fortnite now has over 125million players worldwide across multiple platforms. The free to play Fortnite: Battle Royale Edition features up to 100 players attempting to be the last person alive by killing other players or evading them, while staying within a constantly shrinking safe zone to prevent taking lethal damage from being outside it. Players must scavenge for weapons and armour to gain the upper hand on their opponents.
Come and experience Fortnite on the big screen in a special interactive session before the screening.
Part of The INDIs (Independent Directions Film Festival) - a weekend of film screenings, industry sessions and panel discussions, curated for an audience of 16-30 year olds from the 20th - 23rd July. For more details, visit their website.
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