Monday, March 14, 2011

Lotus Eaters for Tribeca Menu

Alexandra McGuinness's Lotus Eaters is to have its World Premiere as part of the 'Viewpoints' strand at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. 'Viewpoints' offers a snapshot of international independent cinema that immerses audiences in distinctive perspectives. Tribeca runs from April 20 – May 1.

Lotus Eaters was mostly shot in London with some Irish location work in Wicklow and Westmeath. It is co-written by McGuinness with Brendan Grant and co-produced by Fastnet Films who received €100,000 for the film from the Irish Film Board last August.

From the Tribeca press release which credits Lotus Eaters as a UK film: The bright young things of London’s social elite lead an existence as languorous and lavish as it is self-destructive. At the center is Alice, a stunning ex-model unable to keep up with the high standards of living her peers feverishly chase. Alexandra McGuinness’ directorial debut presents a contemporary black-and-white portrait of overlapping cliques of friends struggling to get their lives under control before they fall numb to it all.

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