22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

Nothing: Vincenzo Natali Retrospective

Canada, 2003: 90 minutes
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. See the 2003 Canadian surrealist comedy-drama is part of CUFF's Vincenzo Natali retrospective. Director Vincenzo Natali, along co-writers and actors, David Hewlett and Andrew Miller in attendance!

NOTHING tells the story of two good friends who live together, Andrew (Andrew Miller), an agoraphobic travel agent who works from his home, and Dave (David Hewlett), a loser who works in an office where he is treated with contempt. Just when it seems things can’t get any worse for the two, the entire world outside of their house disappears and is replaced with an endless white void.

When it was released, NOTHING won the International Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto, and was nominated for three 2024 Directors Guild of Canada awards. As part of the Vincenzo Natali retrospective, CUFF is also showing CUBE on Saturday, April 20.

Toronto International Film Festival 2003
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival 2003
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2003

Vincenzo Natali is a Canadian film director and screenwriter, known for writing and directing science fiction and horror films such as CUBE (1997), CYPHER (2002), NOTHING (2003), and SPLICE (2009). Raised in Toronto, Natali attended Royal St. George's College, the film programme at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and the Canadian Film Centre. He was eventually hired as a storyboard artist at the Nelvana Animation Studios. CUBE was Natali's directorial debut, which he also co-wrote. The film became a success worldwide, breaking box office records for a Canadian film. CUBE received five Genie Award nominations, and won Best Canadian First Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. For his film SPLICE, Natali was nominated for "Best Director" at Splatcademy Awards. He has also directed several shorts and television episodes.

press for Nothing: Vincenzo Natali Retrospective

"NOTHING is one of those films that will stick with a viewer for a while."
- Critical Movie Critics
"Natali's script is constantly inventive in finding implications of this power."
- rec.arts.movies.reviews


Narrative / Comedy / Fantasy / Retro

90 minutes

special guest

Director Vincenzo Natali and Lead Actors David Hewlett & Andrew Miller in attendance!


Vincenzo Natali

Executive Producers
Vincenzo Natali
Nohuhiko Sakotu
Noah Segal
Hanno Huth

Steve Hoban

Vincenzo Natali
Andrew Miller
David Hewlett
Andrew Lowery

Derek Rogers

David Hewlett
Andrew Miller
Gordon Pinsent
Marie-Josée Croze

Michael Andrews


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