EN - On his downfall from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer passes through the earthly paradise, a village in Mexico, where elderly Lupita and her granddaughter Maria live. Lupita's brother Emanuel pretends he's paralyzed so he can drink and gamble while the two women tend to the sheep. Lucifer senses an opportunity and plays the miraculous healer. He forces Emanuel to walk again, seduces Maria and makes Lupita doubt about her faith. He didn't bring bad luck, he only illuminated the line between good and evil, where it didn't exist before.

NL - Op zijn ondergang van hemel naar de hel, komt Lucifer langs het aardse paradijs, een klein dorpje in Mexico, waar de oude Lupita en haar kleindochter Maria leven. Lupita's broer Emanuel veinst zijn verlamming, zodat hij kan drinken en gokken terwijl de vrouwen de schapen hoeden. Lucifer ziet een kans Gods perfecte creatie alsnog te verwarren en speelt voor wonderbaarlijke genezer. Hij dwingt Emanuel weer te lopen, verleidt Maria en laat Lupita twijfelen over haar geloof. Hij bracht geen ongeluk, hij verlichtte enkel de lijn tussen goed en kwaad die voorheen niet bestond.

FR - Dans sa chute du ciel vers l’enfer, Lucifer passe par le paradis terrestre, un village mexicain, où une petite vieille, Lupita, vit avec sa petite-fille Maria. Le frère de Lupita, Emanuel, feint la paralysie pour pouvoir passer son temps à boire et à jouer, laissant les deux femmes seules pour garder les moutons. Lucifer y voit une opportunité et joue au guérisseur miraculeux. Il oblige Emanuel à marcher à nouveau, séduit Maria et fait douter Lupita de sa foi. Il n'a pas apporté la malchance, il n’a fait qu’éclaircir la ligne entre le bien et le mal, qui n'existait pas avant.

ESP - En su caída del cielo al infierno, Lucifer pasa por el paraíso terrenal, un pueblo en México, donde viven Lupita y su nieta María. Emanuel, hermano de Lupita, finge estar paralítico para beber y apostar mientras las dos mujeres pastorean a sus ovejas. Lucifer ve esta oportunidad y actúa como un ser milagroso con el poder de curar. Lucifer obliga a Emanuel a caminar de nuevo, seduce a María y hace que Lupita dude de su fe. No sólo trae mala suerte, ilumina la línea entre el bien y el mal donde antes no existía.

Info

Title Lucifer
Original title Lucifer
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-10-17

Credits

Cast Gabino Rodriguez, Norma Pablo, Maria Toral Acosta, Jeronimo Soto Bravo
Photography Hans Bruch Jr.
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Matthias Hillegeer
Art director Natalia Trevino

Technical specs

Running time film 108'
Release format DCP-JPEG 2000
Aspect ratio Tondoscope
Sound format Dolby SRD
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Mollywood, Peliculas Santa Clara
Tax shelter partners CEVO.BE, B&R BOUWGROEP, ARCOSS, COVR

Lucifer and Empire invited to BFI London Film Festival

Gust Van den Berghe's Lucifer and Kristof Hoornaert's short Empire are both invites to the 59th edition of the BFI London Film Festival (7 – 18 October). Four co-productions with Flanders - Couple in a Hole, Les cowboys, Schneider vs. Bax and The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) - also made it to the final selection.

Still EmpireLucifer is Gust Van den Berghe's third feature and the final installment to his tryptic  to which Little Baby Jesus of Flandr and Blue bird also belong. On his downfall from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer passes through the earthly paradise, a village in Mexico, where elderly Lupita and her granddaughter Maria live. Lupita's brother Emanuel pretends he's paralyzed so he can drink and gamble while the two women tend to the sheep. Lucifer senses an opportunity and plays the miraculous healer. He forces Emanuel to walk again, seduces Maria and makes Lupita doubt about her faith. He didn't bring bad luck, he only illuminated the line between good and evil, where it didn't exist before.

Published on Tuesday 1 September 2015

Waste Land and Paradise Trips lead Ensor noms

Waste Land by Pieter Van Hees and Paradise Trips by Raf Reyntjens are the frontrunners for this year’s Ensor awards. The winners will be announced on at a gala closing the Ostend Film Festival on 19 September.

Waste LandWaste Land tops the list with a spectacular 13 nominations (inc. Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Jérémie Renier) and Best Actress (Natali Broods)), followed by Paradise Trips with nine nominations (inc. Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor (Gene Bervoets)).

Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Two in a row for Gust Van den Berghe’s Lucifer

Gust Van den Berghe’s Lucifer has won the Grand Prize at the New Horizons Film Festival in Poland (23 July – 2 August). The award comes just a week after the film received the prize for Best Feature Film at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico.

LuciferScreening in the festival’s international competition together with 11 other features, Lucifer won the Grand Prize of the Jury at New Horizons. Director Gust Van den Berghe was on hand to accept the award, which comes with a cash prize of 20,000 Euros plus guaranteed distribution for the film in Poland.

Published on Monday 3 August 2015

Flanders takes part in Karlovy Vary’s anniversary edition

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (3-11 July) boasts a rich programme including the international premiere of Perdition County, the Czech premiere of Lucifer and with Flemish filmmakers Michaël R. Roskam and Teodora Ana Mihai in attendance.

Perdition CountyGust Van den Berghe’s Lucifer, produced by Minds Meet, is scheduled to have its Czech premiere at the Festival. Raphaël Crombez, meanwhile, was invited as part of Future Frames, a new programme curated by the Festival in collaboration with European Film Promotion (EFP) that highlights 10 filmmakers to watch.

Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015

Lucifer lands Tribeca selection

Gust Van den Berghe’s third feature Lucifer has been selected for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York (17-28 April). The film will be presented in the Viewpoints programme, showcasing 12 filmmakers experimenting with identity.

LuciferLucifer received its world premiere at the Rome International Film Festival last October. The film is the final instalment in Van den Berghe’s triptych.

In the film Lucifer, on his fall from heaven to hell, unexpectedly lands in a Mexican village where old Lupita and her granddaughter Maria live, and senses an opportunity to make some mischief.

Published on Friday 6 March 2015

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Short info

Director Gust Van den Berghe
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Gust Van den Berghe
Contact

Minds Meet
Marc Goyens
Havenlaan 108-110
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 (0)476 46 01 54
info@mindsmeet.be
www.mindsmeet.be

Sales

NDM
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Mexico City
Mexico
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ndm.sales@mantarraya.com
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Website www.luciferthefilm.com
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