Lumen

Lumen (meaning ''light'' in Latin) is a sensory film shot on Super-8 that portrays a young girl with oculocutaneous albinism. Despite the hypersensitivity caused by this genetic disease, the depigmentation of her skin and eyes gives her an extraordinary aura.

  • Sarah Seené
    Director
  • Sarah Seené
    Writer
  • Sarah Seené
    Producer
  • Marlène Guay
    Key Cast
    “-”
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Super-8
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Portrait Film Festival (IPFF)
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
    November 15, 2020
    Bulgarian premiere
  • Kurzfilm festival
    Hamburg
    Germany
    November 5, 2020
    German premiere
    International competition
  • Analogica
    Bolzano
    Italy
    November 13, 2020
    Italian premiere
    Official selection
  • Engauge Experimental Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Official selection
  • Ultracinema
    La joya
    Mexico
    November 17, 2020
    Mexican premiere
    Official selection
  • MUFF - Montreal Underground Film Festival
    Montréal
    Canada
    November 12, 2020
    Official selection
  • Moviate Underground
    Harrisburg
    United States
    September 18, 2020
    Official selection
  • Videoex
    Zurich
    Switzerland
    September 14, 2020
    Swiss premiere
    International competition
  • Another experiment by women film festival
    New-York
    United States
    August 26, 2020
    American premiere
    Official selection
  • 48 images seconde
    Florac
    France
    May 6, 2020
    Quebecker competition
  • Traverse Vidéo
    Toulouse
    France
    March 15, 2020
    European premiere
    Official selection
  • Moving-Image-Arts International Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    January 8, 2020
    Official selection
  • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
    Montréal
    Canada
    February 28, 2020
    Montreal premiere
    Official selection
  • Vues dans la tête de (...)
    Rivière-du-loup
    Canada
    February 7, 2020
    International premiere
    Canadian short films competition
Distribution Information
  • Videographe
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Sarah Seené

Sarah Seené is a photographer and filmmaker who works with analog media (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid, Super8). Bringing together mainly portraits, her images focus on faces, bodies and the human being. The photographic material offered by the film has allowed her to develop a singular poetry, a dream that animates each of her series. Her work is inspired by the concept of resilience spoken by the French neuropsychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik. For several years, she carried out an introspective research aimed at grasping the contours of her own history and her capacity to be reborn from her ashes, through the exploration of the post-traumatic shock syndrome linked to several personal dramas. Resilience is particularly central in her work about herself or about other people.

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