A meditative and oneiric film, On Falling is a re-exploration of the Myth of Sisyphus that follows Z perpetually falling through a dark void. As we follow their fall, we float, drift in and out of dreamlike thoughts, meeting a child that incubates dreams, the moon – their lover –, and a witness to death and rebirth.
The film resonates with Luxem’s previous works in its exploration of dream worlds and dream structures, the re-enactment of deep existential anxiety and the processing of violence, as they seek to re-imagine ways of being queer in the world. On Falling is a quest for mastering the loss of control, a search for lucidity and letting go in order to survive violence and pain.
Funded by Arts Council England & Other People's Films