Lumina

  • 105'
  • Italy
  • 2021

A naked woman awakes on a deserted beach. After wandering around, she ends up in the ruins of an abandoned town. The living left long ago. In a tumbledown house she finds artefacts of existence: clothing, furniture, a record player and a telephone. The latter contains a young couple’s photos and videos. Arianna and Leonardo loved taking selfies and meticulously recorded their holidays and excursions, but also their intimate moments at home.

We watch the relationship develop through the eyes of the mysterious woman, who also starts calling herself Arianna. The videos show her what love is, making her feel even lonelier. The intriguing drama Lumina uses calm, sensitive camera work to get to the core of our humanity. Is being an observer enough or do we always need someone else?

Director
Samuele Sestieri
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Italy
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Language
Italian
Producers
Pietro Stori, Samuele Sestieri, Marco Crispano, Andrea Gatopoulos, Mario Cattaneo
Production Companies
Studio Ma.Ga., Il Varco
Sales
Samuele Sestieri
Screenplay
Pietro Masciullo, Samuele Sestieri
Cinematography
Andrea Sorini
Editor
Fabio Bobbio
Production Design
Teresa Fano
Sound Design
Francesco Murano
Music
Virginia Quaranta
Cast
Carlotta Velda Mei, Matteo Cecchi, Laura Sinceri, Vasile Morosan