Luminous Void: Docudrama

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
Year: 2019
Country: Ireland
Distributor: EFS

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

More info

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