Agusti, a young catalan guy living in London, arrives in Paris to meet Ida in person for the first time. They met on a site for european hikers, and he has come to explore the Meudon Forest for a long weekend. He instantly feels a spark, a rapport, and a sweet waltz of seduction begins between them. As night falls they start to open up to each other. They drink, they smoke, and fall asleep in the haze of a blossoming romance. The next day, Agusti wakes up tied to a tree, and Ida is nowhere to be seen. Over the next two days he is haunted by sounds, hallucinations, and a solitary flower pot sits just at his feet. Beneath the soil something is stirring, trying to break out : a disembodied hand, with a big blue eye at its centre, looking at the world…
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In just a few months, supported by a hugely talented cast and crew, we managed to bring a film to life. Everyone was seduced by the originality and the depth of the script. In order to harness the team’s creative energy we launched the project very quickly, and we raised the funds necessary for the shoot. And thus, using all the nous and know-how our team have acquired over the years, Nazar Palmus was filmed on a shoe-string in August.
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A GROUNDBREAKING FILM !
‘Nazar Palmus’ came to life when an established director met a band of young producers. Lieurac Productions and Karma Prodworks then recruited Tv Only, Trampofilms and Vidéo de Poche to accompany them on the adventure. Everyone came on board with the desire to prove that cinema can be created in the non-traditional way.
A fantasy-thriller, ‘Nazar Palmus’ is a film of love and vengeance. It is a poetic film which mixes realism and the supernatural, sweetness and horror. Death, reincarnation and compassion go hand in hand. Off the beaten path, ‘Nazar Palmus’ is an original film the likes of which is rarely seen in french cinema.
‘Nazar Palmus’ is the first feature film shot mostly with a Go Pro camera, modified with cinemascope lenses. Quite the opposite of the standard equipment used on a filmset, this camera, the smallest in the world, allowed for quick all-weather shooting from previously unimaginable angles, and even the use of a drone to create dramatic sequences.
GoPro Camera with Angenieux photo lenses.
The drone piloted by Adrien Lippman
Photography Jennifer Muller
Born in 1978 in Tehran, Srinath Christopher Samarasinghe grew up in Paris. It was his grandfather, a projectionist and then a cinema owner in Sri Lanka, who inspired Srinath’s passion for story-telling. Today as a writer-director, Srinath’s films address everything from love, humanity, violence, life and death.
Having made several acclaimed shorts, in 2012 Srinath directed his first feature film, ‘Un nuage dans un verre d’eau’ (A cloud in a glass of water). It was roundly lauded by critics.
SIGRID BOUAZIZ in the role of IDA
Ida leads a modest existence. She splits her time between work, her friends, and Lily, her live-in girlfriend. A young unassuming woman, when Lily suddenly disappears, Ida finds a courage and determination that surprises even herself.
Sigrid recently starred in the hit TV series ‘The Tunnel’.
ANTONI HADZI JANEV in the role of AGUSTI
Agusti is a young catalan guy who has settled in London. He spends his free time on dating sites. The trip he makes with the beautiful Ida will reveal him to be not quite as uncomplicated as he seems.
CAMILLE WODLING in the role of LILY
Lily is head-over-heels in love with Ida. They have been together for several years before Lily’s mysterious disappearance.
EDGAR SEKLOKA in the role of RUBEN
Ruben is Ida’s best friend. When Lily vanishes he promises to support Ida every step of the journey to find her.
BERNARD BLANCAN in the role of LILY’S FATHER
Bernard Blancan received the best actor award at Cannes Film Festival for the film ‘Indigènes’. He has acted in the films of Philippe Ramos, Agnès Jaoui, and the Larieux Brothers. More recently he has played roles in ‘Hors la loi’, ‘Partir’, ‘A cause d'un garçon’, and his next film is ‘La french’ starring Jean Dujardin. .
Dominique Frot in the role of THE NEIGHBOUR
Dominique Frot has acted in the theatre for such distinguished directors as Luc Bondy, Peter Brook, and Robert Wilson. Her past films include ‘Elle s'appelait Sarah’ and ‘Les mains libres’ by Brigitte Sy, while she can next be seen in the new film from Larry Clark.