This Wednesday, July 22nd, ALTER is exclusively premiering the Fantasia 2019 award winning short-horror film LILI, and we’ve got a clip for you to check out before the film’s release.
Director Yfke van Berckelaer brings us this short that follows Lili (Lisa Smit – Netflix’s Ares), who knows she has to nail her next audition. The Man (Derek de Lint – Soldier of Orange/The Unbearable Lightness of Being) she auditions for knows this too. Thus begins an uncomfortable cat-and-mouse game about power, the misuse of power and female empowerment.
“Lili is very much inspired by the #metoo movement,” explains van Berckelaer. “When it first hit, I was so moved to see all these women (and men) band together to take a stand. So it floored me when I would hear people say that they thought this was just an overblown cry for attention because ‘It’s not that hard to say ‘no’’. I realized many people weren’t understanding the situations these women were placed in, and so I wanted to make a movie that would show how vulnerable you can be, how trapped, and how hard it is to get out of.”