In late-1800s Europe, Oscar, a wealthy but lonely middle-aged man who has lived a decadent, extravagant life in a chateau filled with wine, courtesans, and opium, confesses love to his gardener Jude before he dies of his excesses.
Director: Patricia Delso Lucas
Writer: Patricia Delso Lucas
Producer: Patricia Delso Lucas
Festival Status: Winner, Best Director Short Film, Best Cinematography Short Film.
Patricia Delso Lucas
Patricia Delso Lucas is an independent screenwriter, film director, and cinematographer who earned her MFA in Film Directing at the Skillset Screen Academy in Scotland. She was born in Madrid, Spain, and is currently based in Brussels, Belgium. Her graduation work was nominated for the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award in 2010. Then, she participated in various international workshops focused on directing narrative films at NYU, at Sundance Shorts Lab, Cineuropa.org, the Prague Film School, London Film School, and the Maine Media Workshops. She also studied cinematography at the Global Cinematography Institute in Los Angeles. Her work ranges from narrative drama to dark comedy to audiovisual poems and documentaries. The stories she feels drawn to writing and directing are heavily character-driven, and the audiovisual world she builds around them often has a thin line between the real and the surreal.