Working at the limits of what can easily be expressed, filmmaker Peter Mettler takes on the elusive subject of time, and once again turns his camera to filming the unfilmmable.

From the particle accelerator in Switzerland, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to lava flows in Hawaii which have overwhelmed all but one home on the south side of Big Island; from the disintegration of inner city Detroit, to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha's enlightenment, Mettler explores our perception of time. He dares to dream the movie of the future while also immersing us in the wonder of the everyday.

THE END OF TIME, at once personal, rigorous and visionary, Peter Mettler has crafted a film as compelling and magnificent as its subject.


Lost in the Moment: Peter Mettler on The End of Time

Peter Mettler's 'The End of Time' is the ultimate trip

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"... recalling the work of Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog and the late Chris Marker... THE END OF TIME becomes immersive and hypnotic... a ravishingly beautiful experience."
Stephen Dalton
The Hollywood Reporter

"Peter Mettler's ruminative, frequently astounding essay film doesn't just contemplate time's relativity; it aims to cinematically embody it... Time is on this extraordinary doc's side."
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York

"A work of vision... A globe-trotting cine-essay about time... poetic and lovely."
Adam Nayman

"Mettler's trippy films work as perceptual experiences... free your mind, and the rest will follow."
Mark Peranson
Pardo Live Locarno

"Peter Mettler traverses the globe to explore (and explode) our conceptions of time, in this entrancing combination of documentary and mind-expanding philosophical speculation."
Steve Gravestock

"One of Canada's great cinematic experimentalists returns with a documentary exploring the meaning of time... There is not a hint of the didactic here, but rather pure contemplation, much like Graham Coleman's 1979 masterpiece Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy, which also sought to introduce a timeless, meditative state for viewers."
The Globe and Mail

"splendiferously trippy"
Jason Anderson
Cinema Scope

"Peter Mettler's poetic lens has inquired into everything from personal fulfillment (Gambling, Gods and LSD) to the Northern Lights (Picture of Light). Now he's after his most elusive prey yet: the very human concept of time... (The End of Time) is of a piece with Patricio Guzmán's Nostalgia for the Light, a film that similarly finds miraculous unity in seemingly random things."
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

"A film trip. A world film."
Les Inrockuptibles

"A form of cinematic meditation ... powerful, moving and sensually ravishing to watch."
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

"Peter pushes forward with every new film, in his bid for a re-visioned consciousness."
Philip Hoffman

"Mettler has tuned himself to the world. Always receptive to the unexpected."
Peter Weber
Swiss novelist

"One of the year's best films, The End of Time isn't something you simply watch; it's something you surrender to."
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

"This mesmerizing documentary uses images and sound to observe time and make our understanding of it palpable."
Paul Ennis
Canada's TOP TEN Panelist

"To call it a documentary is misleading... Cosmomentary would be a more appropriate name for the genre Mettler is pioneering."
Brian Johnson

"The End of Time explores an impressive array of ideas related to humankind's relationship with time. Better yet, it does so while providing an uncommonly intense degree of audiovisual stimulation - leave it to Mettler to make lava flows seem impossibly sexy."
Jason Anderson
The Grid

"Mettler approaches time as might an alien who s come to Earth for the first time..."
Angelo Muredda