Over the course of 24 hours within in a bustling city, several people live out their anonymous and lonely lives.
For 24 hours the camera of Pascale Simons passes almost silently across several anonymous lives within our busy and hectic society, and a moving palette of stories about loneliness, both tragic and humorous, begins to form. In these modern times, we have numerous ways to connect with each other through social media, but it is more difficult to make truly meaningful contact. In their pursuit of happiness, the characters in LOTUS attempt to break through these social connection barriers.
90’ / video / colour
Original title: LOTUS
Dir: Pascale Simons
Prod: IJswater Films
Co-prod: Revolver Media, VPRO
Sc: Philip Delmaar
D.O.P.: Mischa Douwes
Cast: Monic Hendrickx (THE POLISH BRIDE, NYNKE), Jack Wouterse (THE NORTHERNERS, TOO FAT TOO FURIOUS), Georgina Verbaam (COSTA!, ALIBI), Raymond Thiry (NORTHERN LIGHT, WINTER IN WARTIME).
Golden Orange - Antalya International Film Festival
Denver International Film Festival
Bengaluru International Film Festival
First feature film.
NIGHT SHADE(2008, tv film), IN LOVE (2008, tv film), KINKERSTRAAT (2006, tv film),
YOU 2 (2001, tv film) Awards: a.o. HBO Audience Award Best Women’s Short One in Ten FF Washington DC, Audience Choice Award OUTstanding Narrative Short Film OUTFEST Los Angeles.