OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 1999
A strange woman wanders from town to town - everyone she meets sees in her their own image of perfection - they cannot resist her - and she passes on to them a contagious virus which brings enlightenment...
Visually Venus Blue takes its underlying aesthetic from the 1950s sci-fi - and then plays with contemporary themes to create a modern vision.
Venus takes us on a candy coated journey through the New Zealand landscape. A strange and provoking film, that remains accessible and entertaining to a cross section of viewers.
Venus Blue is the first film on 35mm by Writer/Director, Gillian Ashurst. It was produced by Lara Bowen, in association with her production company, The Limehouse. The Associate Producer was Vanessa Sheldrick.
FUNDED BY CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND
THE NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION
Venus Blue comes in 35mm colour, with Dolby sound.
You can view the entire film of Venus Blue at the site of our North American sales agent: Atom Films. Look us up under their master list. Besides streaming video and sounds, this site includes up-to-date reviews and sales information.
1999 Sundance Film Festival, USA
1999 Edinburgh International Film Festival
1999 Fantasporto Film Festival, Portugal
1999 San Fransisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
1999 Thailand International Film Festival
1999 Stonybrook Film Festival, Long Island
1999 Central Florida Film and Video Festival
1999 Berlin Lesbian Film Festival
1999 Idaho State Film Festival, USA
1999 Phat Short Films, New York
1999 Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
1999 Festival of Romance, Christchurch, NZ
1998 Hawaii International Film Festival
1998 New Zealand International Film Festival
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