Based on Isabella Santacroce’s notorious
‘Luminal’, last year’s most celebrated Italian novel, this is
the story of Demon and Davi, eighteen-year-old, high-class hookers in a futuristic
Paris. They sleep through the day and come alive at night. They have a pet bat
and they do drugs… a lot of drugs.
French actor Denis Lavant (Beau travail, Les Amants du Pont Neuf)
is RYU, their schizophrenic pimp and mentor. He controls the lives of the two
teenagers, making them feel lost and drifting in a futuristic urban dystopia.
After their friend Dorothea is killed by clients, Demon and Davi
are shattered; their precarious reality abruptly broken. They direct their anger
towards their pimp Ryu, beat the hell out of him and escape to London.
New city, new scene and Demon starts to question their existence
but Ryu has tracked them down and has planned his revenge very carefully.
The movie is sexy and stylish with a hypnotic score by Michael
There will be a Q&A after the screening.