Release date: 2016
As this is the first feature length film from the David Lynch MFA Program and, mostly, in Black and White there are parallels that might be drawn with the film Nadja. However, where that was an arthouse remake of Dracula’s Daughter, I have seen this described as a re-imagining of Dracula.
Personally I don’t think it is. Clearly it uses the names of characters from Stoker’s novel but it uses them, I believe, more in reference than in re-imagining. This explores female empowerment and that can be seen in the title itself. The vampire (Barbara Eugenia) might be named Lilith on IMDb but in the actual movie credits she is simply called the vampire. Lilith, as a title, is more a concept of the feminine – empowered and free of patriarchal shackles. She is the archetype that rules over the protagonist of the piece, Lucy (Sophia Woodward).
|the photography concentrates on details|
|the vampire arrives|
|a moment of colour|
|reject Judeo-Christian patriarchy|
|Barbara Eugenia as the vampire|
A real gem but definitely arthouse. 9 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.