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LOTUS EATERS

Directed by Alexandra McGuinness
FEATURE NARRATIVE 78 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE LOTUS EATERS

The bright young things of London's social elite lead an excessive, lavish lifestyle that allows them to luxuriate in their own self-destruction. At the center is Alice, an ex-model unable to keep up with the opulent standards her peers feverishly chase. Alice may be in love with her on-and-off boyfriend Charlie, but the multiple pleasures of wealth and youth distract them from commitment. Meanwhile, Felix is besotted with Alice, even as he indecisively takes up with his naïve, needy girlfriend. Between wild summer nights in Glastonbury and the South of France, a lovelorn Orna gets her rocks off weaving overlapping love triangles that wreak havoc on impressionable hearts.

Alexandra McGuinness' elegant black-and-white directorial debut finds the pulse of something real in a hot mess of horses, pet monkeys, spiritual gurus, and vodka baths. Clad in chic, sparkly outfits and perplexing headpieces, a luminescent ensemble led by Antonia Campbell-Hughes with Benn Northover, Amber Anderson, Cynthia Fortune Ryan, Liam Browne, Gina Bramhill, Jay Choi, Alex Wyndham, Daisy Lewis, and Katrena Rochell flounce about to an evocative indie soundtrack featuring the anachronistic folk stylings of lead actor Johnny Flynn alongside performances from emerging bands.

Drama, Female Director(s)
About the Director(s)
ALEXANDRA MCGUINNESS was born in Dublin and attended various schools in and around the city. She has previously worked as a stylist, actress, and writer. She graduated from the London Film School in 2009. Lotus Eaters is her first feature film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    78 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Benn Northover, Cynthia Fortune Ryan, Daisy Lewis, Johnny Flynn, Liam Browne, Amber Anderson, Katrena Rochell
  • Director:
    Alexandra McGuinness
  • Screenwriter:
    Alexandra McGuinness, Brendan Grant
  • Producer:
    Mark Lee
  • Editor:
    Bert Hunger, Emer Reynolds
  • Director of Photography:
    Gareth Munden
  • Production Designer:
    Richard Hudson
  • Co-Producer:
    Morgan Bushe, Kyle Blanshard

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