In the depth of an empty east London stripper club, four queer pole dancers interact with each other. They explore pole dance as a liberating practice outside of restricting realms of gender. 'Captivate' is an experimental short film that challenges what it means to be modest or take space in a patriarchal society.

  • Luca Asta
  • Luca Asta
  • Alim Latif
  • Zac Ward
    Key Cast
  • Samuel Pitou
    Key Cast
  • Alexis Meshida
    Key Cast
  • A. T.
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Munich New Wave Short Film Festival

    Award Winner
Director Biography - Luca Asta

Luca Asta is a French-Italian visual artist living and working in London. She graduated in 2019 in ‘Contemporary Art Practice’ at the Royal College of Art. Luca Asta’s recent works have been looking at the psychosocial construction of the body, with a specific interest in structural and internalised oppressions. She is actively engaged in dismantling binary and heteronormative oppressions through intimate and confrontational works.

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