Lotus Eaters (Now Playing thru April 18)
Los Angeles, CA
Directed by Alexandra McGuiness
Exclusive Engagement April 12th-18th
These bright young things of London lead an excessive lifestyle that allows them to luxuriate in their own self-destruction. At the centre is Alice, an ex-model unable to keep up with the opulent standards her peers feverishly chase. Alice may be in love with her on-and-off boyfriend Charlie, but the multiple pleasures of wealth and youth distract them from commitment. Meanwhile, Felix is besotted with Alice, even as he indecisively takes up with his naïve, needy girlfriend - Suzi. Between wild summer nights in Glastonbury and the South of France, a love-torn Orna gets her rocks off weaving overlapping love triangles that wreak havoc on impressionable hearts. Alexandra McGuinness' elegant black-and-white directorial debut finds the pulse of something real in a hot mess of horses, pet monkeys, spiritual gurus, and vodka baths. Clad in designer outfits and perplexing headpieces, a luminescent ensemble led by Antonia Campbell-Hughes with Benn Northover, Amber Anderson, Cynthia Fortune Ryan, Liam Browne, Gina Bramhill, Jay Choi, Alex Wyndham, Daisy Lewis, and Katrena Rochell live out their lives to an evocative indie soundtrack featuring the anachronistic folk stylings of lead actor Johnny Flynn alongside performances from some of the London's most interesting bands.
Running Time 78 minutes
Arena Cinema (next to Egyptian Theatre)
1625 N Las Palmas Ave
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