The Lost Color. Feature film, 60 min. Created and directed by: Kris Limbach (Germany) Co-produced by: AADK Spain Synopsis: A dysfunctional tourist couple tries to buy a huge property in the Spanish countryside and become a driving force towards a dystopian world. But there are other obscure figures distracting them from their enterprise. There is distrust, misunderstanding and hidden forces behind people's behaviour. But there is also a primitive state getting revealed, a pre - civilisational state of life glimpses through the dark night. “The Lost Color” comes along as a narrative film, and over and over again abandons the story in favor of pure imagery association. “The Lost Color” is after “Music for dysfunctional airports” Kris Limbach´s second film shot in spain that deals with the economical and spiritual european crisis. Cast: Lisa Müller-Trede, Jochen Arbeit, Lea Walloschke, James Farrell, Selu Herraiz, José Hortelano Villegas Crew: Production assistant and 2nd camera: José Hortelano Villegas Costume design and 2nd camera:Lea Walloschke Production sound and titles: Julia Bränzel Sound Design: Kris Limbach Make up: Jesi Hook Music by: Jochen Arbeit, Miguel A. Garcia, Hopek Quirin, Pierce Warnecke, Rieko Okuda, Juan Antonio Nieto (Pangea), Ketev.
The Lost Color is a investigative, experimental film, exploring in the fields of the Spanish mysticism and the voids left by the lost revolution. A moon like landscape as a neutral / displaced setting for the action becomes an experimentation field for desire, love, politics and surreal rites. Like fixing a rainbow that misses one specific color, The Lost Color tries to revoke and resurrect the spectra that got dimmed out of the collective consciousness. The Lost Color is shot mostly with available moonlight in the desert like wilderness close to Blanca (Murcia) in the south of Spain. Partly improvised and partly scripted the actors and crew performs with the freedom of chance and coincidence. An archaic, Val de Omaresque film.
Cipriano Torres critique:
“…This year the international Festival of Murcia has expanded to Blanca with an extention dedicated to experimental Cinema, to other forms and languages of narration, of drawing Images and add Sounds to them. I was staying a view days in Blanca, and I watched this Cinema made by young people, who -as I suspect – barely watch television.
It s not a medium that determine their lives. Watching “The Lost Color” of the german Kris Limbach I got caught by his beautiful photography, his syncopic editing, his captivating soundscapes. Kris created a world of its own which makes the real world unreal. He applies sounds that have nothing in common with the images, like they would have their own life. Regardless of that, the images as well start to grow their own life while revealing the action. …..”
Interview about The Lost Color and more in the Gonzo Circus #130
Installation for LUNA / Media Art Festival Leeuwarden