Fireworks Logo

Trailers...

  • Ad Absurdum
  • Throuple
  • Time Passages
  • S/He Is Still Her/e - The Official Genesis P-Orridge Doc
  • Conversion
  • Decameron (The)
  • Best Years
  • Second Nature
  • May Your Will Be Done
  • We Were Dangerous
  • Ball (The)
  • If I Die, It’ll Be of Joy
  • Meanwhile
  • Life of Sean DeLear (The)
  • Demons at Dawn
  • Three Kilometres to the End of the World
  • Melissa Etheridge: I'm Not Broken
  • Paul and Trisha: The Art of Fluidity
  • We Forgot to Break Up
  • New Employee: The Movie (The)
  • In the Room Where He Waits
  • Becoming Karl Lagerfeld
  • Another World
  • Unicorns
  • Velocidad de escape
  • Laugh, sing, maybe cry
  • All that You Could Be
  • En vos confío
  • Undefeated
  • Gacy: Serial Killer Next Door
  • Behind the Trees
  • Waiting for Dali
  • Rent Free
  • Emilia Perez
  • Miséricorde
  • Pleasure is Mine (The)
  • Fantasmas
  • Suburræterna
  • Laugh Proud
  • Am I OK?

Eternal You

Country: Germany, United States, Language: Korean, English, 87 mins

  • Director: Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck
  • Producer: Christian Beetz, Christopher Clements, Lizzie Fox, Anna Godas, Julie Goldman, Davis Guggenheim, Oli Harbottle, Kathrin Isberner, Kelsey Koenig, Meryl Metni, Patrick Müller, Patrick M. Müller, Jenny Raskin, Georg Tschurtschenthaler

CGiii Comment

Startups are using AI to create avatars that allow relatives to talk with their loved ones after they have died. An exploration of a profound human desire and the consequences of turning the dream of immortality into a product.

“I wanted to see if he was okay,” explains Christi, one of the users of Project December. With this innovative software, users can communicate with a virtual version of the deceased through a chatbot that simulates the dead person’s conversation patterns. Hers was an attempt to check on her first love. Others may simply miss someone, seek permission to move on, or want to rid themselves of guilt.

Little is known about the effects that this kind of generative AI might have on our brains, hearts, and wallets. The filmmakers, Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck (The Cleaners, 2018 Sundance Film Festival), do not claim to have the answers, but instead bring up various emotional and moral complexities we should be aware of. Eternal You poses important questions about algorithmic immortality, and the need to take a closer look at our future “digital remains.”—AT


Trailer...