The Profile: Why Lana and Lilly Wachowski remain at the cutting edge of modernist sci-fi cinema

Twenty-three years since The Matrix made their name, a fourth instalment of the siblings’ most celebrated work, Resurrections, has just been released in cinemas, this time without Lilly’s involvement

The Wachowski sisters: the mutable identities, imaginary futures and complex philosophies of their groundbreaking films and TV shows have taken on a greater poignancy since their very public gender transitions

In brief

Names: Lana and Lilly Wachowski

Ages: 56 (Lana) and 53 (Lilly)

Appearance: habitually dressed all in black, Lana sports multicoloured dreadlocks while Lilly favours a red bob

Newsworthiness: two decades on from the end of their groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy The Matrix, a fourth instalment of the siblings’ most celebrated work, Resurrections, has just been released in cinemas, this time without Lilly’s involvement

In depth:

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