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"The Refuge" screening at Silencio + Q&A with Maria Millan

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The Refuge, a film that stars actresses Lujza Richter Hugo and Demi Hannah Scott directed by Maria Millan will have a special screening and Q+A at Silencio this 26th October from 6 pm.

MUSWELL HILL, England - Oct. 22, 2018 - EntSun -- The Refuge is a protest against the UK government's cuts to the Mental Health budget, which is forcing many women's aid centres to close their doors leaving many victims homeless and marked for life.

Lujza Richter Hugo is a French actress daughter of the painter Gerhard Richter and great-granddaughter of the famous writer Victor Hugo, she is known for her role as Princess Mona Braganza next to Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Demi Hannah Scott is an English fashion model and actress known for her constant work at SHOWstudio with Nick Knight, and for being the international face of Uniqlo, Fenty Puma, Gareth Pugh, and many other world-class brands.

The film is directed, written and produced by the Venezuelan filmmaker and photographer: Maria Millan. Her talent lies in breath-takingingly beautiful storytelling, as she utilises the subtle art of tension. Her fashion videos and pictures effortlessly bring buried emotion and sentiment to the surface. You can find her intriguing work in Vogue, Jute, Fruk and Ellements Magazine amongst others.

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"Maria Millan definitely shows up her directing skills. The Refuge is a very moving piece," says Anthony Fawcett, art consultant and writer.

The Refuge won an award for best short in the Social Machinery Film Festival in Italy, is part of the official selection of the Philadelphia Women's Film Festival in the US and the L'Etrange Film Festival in Paris, 2018.

Based on true stories, The Refuge sheds light on the fact that women are being marginalized instead of being accepted into society especially when being in crisis.

Millan stays true to her love of fashion and aesthetics as she enchants her audience with a film where every still could be found in the centrefold of a high-fashion magazine. Her playful use of colour and texture creates a beautiful world that engages the spectator with the intense story that lies beneath the sublime and striking surface.

Tackling gender disparity in an often-frightening world dictated by money and male ego, The Refuge holds a mirror to the contemporary misogyny that is having tragic implications on real lives.

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For press and distribution enquires please get in touch through TheRefugeTheMovie@mariamillan.com and to assist to this event don't forget to confirm your assistance to rsvp@mariamillan.com

The Refuge will loop from 6 to 8 pm and the Q & A will start right after that.

Have a nice day.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/210276514


http://www.mariamillan.com/
https://www.instagram.com/therefuge_themovie/

Media Contact
Amy Coustou
therefugethemovie@mariamillan.com


Source: Maria Millan's Studios
Filed Under: Movies

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