Cannes Hidden Gem: 'Vivarium' Portrays a Dystopian Take on How Capitalism "Destroys"

Irish director Lorcan Finnegan was in a warehouse in Belgium, ready to shout "Action!" on the very first day of shooting on his sci-fi thriller Vivarium, when the power cut. "We were lighting the exteriors, built on set, for daylight. We had 300 sky panels. And then the power goes," he recalls. "We lost half a day. On day one! Suddenly our entire production plan, which had already been cut to a bare minimum, was shot. I had to replan, redraw everything."

For a film (partly) about the collapse of civilization, it was an inauspicious sign....
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