Luminous Void: Docudrama
A Film By Rouzbeh Rashidi
Produced by Experimental Film Society 2019
Funded By The Arts Council Of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon under the Open Call scheme
Duration: 71 Minutes
Luminous Void: Docudrama is a documentary like no other. Starting with the bizarre practices and fantasies of a group of filmmakers working under the label Experimental Film Society, it spins off into a manifesto of light and sound. This dazzling journey through a view of cinema as cosmic ritual and erotic delirium is also an idiosyncratic celebration of the medium itself. Rouzbeh Rashidi’s ornate visual style unleashes a parade of visionary scenes that redefine movie magic as a fevered hallucination.
“it initially subverts our expectations, only to exceed them by far, as the film evolves into a beautiful, genre-defying (and genre-redefining) chimera – a light-breathing monster with a documentary-turned-neo-noir head and anachronistic period drama body sporting expressionist wings, bizarre avant-horror scales and a stingy tail of an erotic, occult fantasy.” – Nikola Gocić
Cast & Crew
Image, Sound and Edit Rouzbeh Rashidi
Conceived by Jann Clavadetscher, Michael Higgins, Vicky Langan, Maximilian Le Cain, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Rouzbeh Rashidi
Principal Cast Michael Higgins, Maximilian Le Cain, Jann Clavadetscher, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Vicky Langan, Cillian Roche, Caoimhe Lavelle, John Murphy, Floriana Mancuso, Iva Kozomara, Julia Gelezova, Suzanne Walsh, Xiao Lan Jiao, Klara McDonnell
Producers Rouzbeh Rashidi and Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Music by Cinema Cyanide
Additional Sound Recording Oli Ryan
Dedicated to Raúl Ruiz
Shot on Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro (4K DCI) with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. Sound: Stereo.
Additional scenes shot on Super 8mm Film with Kodak.
Post production on Final Cut Pro X.
Colour graded on Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve 15.
Distribution format: DCP.
Funded By The Arts Council Of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon under the Open Call Art scheme.
Distributed by Experimental Film Society and due for release 2019