EUPHORYAA is the beautiful collision of three strangers on an island in the Aegean Sea. It is a story of love, life, and the magic of the Mediterranean sun, which illuminates everything in the same translucent way, while making it appear eternally and painfully elusive at the same time. This strange effect is hard to capture, but filmmaker and photographer Christian Klinger, known for his essay films about famous and emerging photographers, is well prepared for his first full-length fiction film. Rose, in her 30s, arrives on the island, fleeing from a stressful London life and a conflict-riddled, worn out relationship. Ready to re-evaluate everything she knows, she runs into Dion, a rebellious photographer, who is on the dangerous cusp of adulthood. Longing for total freedom and trying to smash the system itself, he is close to an epiphany, but even closer to getting lost along the way.
Their mutual attraction grows with each passing day until Milda, a young Russian girl, enters the story. She is drawn into this sensual entanglement without even knowing what is happening within her – some of which is unexpected.
Is any island remote enough to escape the madness of modern life? Klinger tells the story with a silent yet expressive poetry reminiscent of Michelangelo Antonioni and Bernardo Bertolucci, reinventing a whole genre of movies depicting the sunburned liberation of souls for the modern age.
Genre: Kinofilm / Langfilm
Work: Colorgrading I VFX I Retuschen
Christian E. Klinger
Anastasia Suvorova Lorem
2k | 2.39
2017 Int. Film Festival Orenburg