Award winning Brazilian director Monica Demes is set to unleash her powerful feature Lilith's Awakening on June 11th as part of Dances With Films. The first feature to emerge from the David Lynch MFA Program, will premiere at 11:45pm at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood. "Horror films can be fairy tales of women's empowerment. In a society designed to repress feminine desire the Vampire is associated with lust and evil. As a director, I realized I had the control to tell the classic tale from women's perspective" says director Demes. Take look at some artwork, the trailer and synopsis for the film below, and try to head over to the TLC Chinese Theater at 11:45pm on June the 11th and support independent horror.
"Lilith's Awakening is a psychological horror art film, that tells the story of Lucy, a sexually repressed woman trapped in a loveless marriage and a dead-end job in a small Iowa town. The highlight of her existence comes at night, when she dreams of a mysterious and beautiful women who haunts the woods of her modest home. One night, a mechanic who works for her father forces himself on Lucy, awakening in her an uncontrollable dark force. When he makes her promise to make her meet him later at his hideaway in the woods, it may be the girl of her dreams - not his - who shows up for the fateful rendezvous."
"Lilith’s Awakening was honored with four Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA) awards, including the award for Best Direction-Long Form, which went to Monica Demes herself, who wrote, directed, and edited the film. Director of photographyGregor Kresal, from Slovenia, picked up the award for Best Cinematography, and newcomer Sophia Woodward, was named Best Actress for her chilling performance of Lucy. Brazilian musical sensation Bárbara Eugênia plays the title role of Lilith; Steve Kennevan plays Abe; Sam Garles plays Jonathan; Matthew Lloyd Wilcoxplays Arthur. The film was produced by Monica Demes, Roberto Honczar and Mar Outsiders."