Pivot Pictures is excited to reveal the launch of the charmingly unconventional coming-of-age dramedy, “Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person,” set to exclusively hit cinemas across the nation on Thursday, February 15, 2024.
Crafted by the acclaimed director Ariane Louis-Seize, the film recently clinched the prestigious Best Director award at Giornate Degli Autori – Mostra de Venice, 2023 (a title previously bestowed upon Jillian Armstrong for her masterpiece, “Power of the Dog”). Garnering numerous nominations and wins from global film festivals, this darkly delightful and playfully genre-clashing feature is swiftly earning the status of an instant cult favorite among both fans and critics.
The narrative unfolds around Sasha, a tender-hearted young vampire whose aversion to killing is so intense that she can’t even bare her fangs. When her desperate parents cut off her blood supply, Sasha’s life hangs in the balance. Fortunately, she crosses paths with Paul, a lonely teenager struggling to find his place in the world, willing to help save her. Their burgeoning friendship propels them into a whirlwind of adventures to be undertaken before the break of day.
Director Ariane Louis-Seize delves into the philosophical and potentially tragicomic by posing the question of what happens when creatures destined to kill for survival start contemplating the value of the lives they take compared to their own. Sasha, a young humanist vampire ready to sacrifice herself to spare others, is born out of this ethical exploration.
Above all, the film explores the characters’ quest for identity during the tumultuous teenage years, testing limits, questioning everything, and leaving a lasting impact. Louis-Seize emphasizes the universality of daily problems, mental loads for women, reluctance of children to leave the nest, and the need for these dynamics to exist in the lives of vampires.
“Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person” boasts sumptuous visuals, a stylish soundtrack, and darkly funny humor, presenting a tender-hearted romantasy destined to capture countless bloodsucking hearts with its array of dark-tinged delights.
Catch the nationwide release of “Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person” on Thursday, February 15, 2024, and indulge in special (anti) Valentine’s Day screenings on February 14 at selected cinemas.