The Pod Generation envisions the future as an egalitarian dystopia of the soul

/ The Pod Generation wants you to really think about what ‘having it all’ means in a society defined by workplace productivity and an obsession with technology.Chiwetel Ejiofor. Rosalie Craig, and Emilia Clarke in The Pod Generation. Image: MK2

In writer / director Sophie Barthes’ peculiar new sci-fi satire The Pod Generation, there’s little doubt or disagreement about how overworked, hyper-surveilled, and disconnected from nature many people are. Set in a near future where things like freshly 3D-printed toast have become the norm, most everyone understands how deeply messed up it is that their child-obsessed society’s given up on any semblance of a public educational system. People who have

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