ABRACADABRA 2013 is Desamory’s first feature length film and brings together an array of characters set within a story of mystery and intrigue. The film centres on a reporter named Damien, who after winning a scrabble game, is visited by a ghost. He follows her into the dark streets of Brussels until he reaches the closed gates of a big building. The next day, Damien returns to find out more about this location and meets the inhabitants: three mysterious women forming something between a Christian commune and a secret society. They invite him in for supper. He’s never coming back out.
Desamory began filmmaking in 1997 with the short slapstick movie Crachat. Since then her practice evolved from minimal horror (Vandales et Vampires) 1999, L’inﬁrmière cannibale 2000) to stop-motion animation (À l’ombre de l’hyperboloide 2004, Haut les Coeurs 2007). Her ﬁlms have been shown internationally in art and film institutions including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Cinémathèque Française in Paris, the ICA, Barbican Art Centre, British Film Institute in London, and the Palais des Beaux Arts and Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique in Brussels.
a Film by Lucile Desamory
Nicholas Bussmann – cello, electronics
Florina Speth – cello
Laura Torra – violin
all compositions by Nicholas Bussmann