Scarlet Red

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Scarlet Red

14 mins | Belgium | 2020

Director: TOON LOENDERS,Sam Billen
Producer: Geert Vangoethem
Screenwriter: Toon Loenders
Editor: Toon Loenders, Sam Billen,
Cinematographer: Diren Agbaba
Cast: Danny Jordens, Jules Jordens, Péronella Van Castel, Eddy Smits
Genre Tags: Avant Garde, Fantasy,
Release Year: 2020
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: Belgium
Genre: International

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Terror, war and disease rage furiously abroad. Inside the deep seclusion of his secured palace, King Prospero entertains himself and his fellowmen at a ball. Unusual magnificence is within but as time passes a scarlet red figure closes by. ”Scarlet Red leads us, through a succession of retro-futuristic tableaus, into a dark and strange atmosphere . Abandoned buildings ,and historical futuristisch costumes for the actors, mixed with nowadays artefacts as masks, weapons, bombbelts, symbolise “things that happen today” . “This film catches us and could be labeled into more than one categorie. “ “The story is a visual interpretation of an EAP novelle following a king who terrorizes a plague- ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely castle with his jaded courtiers. A unified mood of fear and horror makes “Scarlet Red” an alienating visual and audiophonic experience as a 21th century retrofuturistic reinvention of an Edgar Allen Poe story, expressing the plain stupidity and painful haughtiness of war lords willingly ignoring the massive injury and striking nihilism of war.”