LOTUS, the new film by Dutch talent Pascale Simons, will premiere at the Dutch Filmfestival
LOTUS, the new film by Dutch talent Pascale Simons, will premiere at the Dutch Filmfestival on 26th September followed by a release in Dutch cinema’s in October.
Lotus is a mosaic film about loneliness and the impossibility to communicate. The story takes place in a day and a half and depicts four situations in a big city – in this case Rotterdam. A group of thirty-somethings has planned a day out together, but it is soon clear that the self-evidence of their initial love has vanished. An elderly couple, who struggle with their relationship and their autistic son, try to make a new start, but old mechanisms can’t be easily dispelled. After a car accident, a slick guy is confronted with the emptiness of his life. And her mother’s euthanasia wish makes a woman see her own role as a teen daughter’s mother in a new light.
Pascale Simons’ feature debut switches back and forth between the lives of people who, in different ways, try to cope with a universal and unfulfilled need. The lightness of the summer’s day contrasts with the tragedy of their inability to make real, profound contact with the people they love.
Lotus is produced by IJswater Films in coproduction with Revolver.