Lumina (second feature)

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Lumina

Lumina

original title:

Lumina

directed by:

cinematography:

editing:

set design:

Teresa Fano

costume design:

Fabiola Liotti

country:

Italy

year:

2021

film run:

105'

format:

DCP - colour

status:

Ready (18/04/2021)

A mysterious woman wakes up on a deserted beach. She wanders in a world of ruins while perceiving the memory of objects. Like an energy source, she is able to reactivate technological devices that have been switched off for years.
In a ghost town the woman accesses to the digital archive of a smartphone belonged to a young man named Leonardo. She learns about images and sounds and their languages, through the videos portraying the relationship between Leonardo and his partner, she discovers Love.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
Lumina for me has always been a modern tale about love and images. It starts as a Sci-Fi documentary to then change into a very personal and intimate coming of age story. The film is rooted in faith towards humble and fiercely low budget cinema taking advantage of the many architectural ghosts around the country to stage the weight of loss, absence and emptiness.
The main character touches the objects as if they were memory devices, guardians of a forgotten past: every shot is intended as an act of love towards her, starting from her eyes as an attempt at recreating the feeling of looking around for the first time. She’s the energy source bringing light in a world of ruins.