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 dealing with the economical and spiritual European crisis.
“The Lost Color” is an investigative, experimental film, exploring in the fields of the Spanish mysticism and the voids left by the lost revolution. A moonlike 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 film is shot mostly with available moonlight in the desertlike wilderness close to Blanca (Murcia) in the south of Spain. Partly improvised and partly scripted the actors and crew perform with the freedom of chance and coincidence. An archaic, Val de Omaresque film.
Lisa Müller-Trede, Jochen Arbeit, Lea Walloschke, James Farrell, Selu Herraiz, José Hortelano Villegas
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