A Soul Lives 'Til a Candle Burns

'Something's lurking in the shade of the walnut trees.
A vanished town. I'm strolling barefoot
through the sleeping streets of a foreign home.
In the shimmering light of the French noon heat,
memories become melting shadows;
open wounds in a summer between stagnation and change.'

What remains?

In his current film 'A Soul Lives 'Til a Candle Burns' (2021)
Steve Luxembourg deals with the illness of loved ones
and the end of a relationship, presented as an intimate project
between autobiographic self-questioning and poetic coming-of-age.

Accompanied by a fragmentary story of diary entries, travel letters and poetry,
Luxembourg stages places on the borders of civilisation and nature,
and combines them with his own found objects and music to create a film work
as an escape from the darkness of the swoon.

'You can hardly remember this summer,
nor the autumn, nor the first snow.
I am older than you now.'

  • Steve Luxembourg
  • August Freytag
    Camera / VFX asst.
  • Johnny DeeCarter
    Set asst.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Poetry
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 27, 2021
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    France, Germany
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Director - Steve Luxembourg