Since its release, Matrix was a phenomenon of considerable influence, a moment of anthology that turned the cinema history on its head. The film is considered as the birth certificate of the bit generation, represented by these kids of the eighties and nineties who were about to be propelled into cyberspace and the new millennium.
The film is a compendium of modernity, pleasure and cinematic discovery. Inception, Avatar, Westworld, Black Mirror… From Matrix and the Wachowskis’ groundbreaking work in world cinema, we’re going to show just how much influence this film has had on global pop culture, as well as on many aspects of our lives.
Nourished by the Wachowskis’ images and creations, the film’s approach allows us to revisit the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 2000s from a fascinating angle. It’s a way of thinking that is currently at the heart of many social debates, notably on the use and place of digital technologies, but also on questions of gender and anti-capitalism.