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‘INFINITE SUMMER’: Examining Individuality in the Digital Age | Miguel Llansó’s Latest to Debut at Fantasia

Miguel Llansó, a familiar face at the iconic Fantasia International Film Festival, returns to the celebrated event with the world premiere of his latest cinematic brainchild, the outlandish and soul-searing Infinite Summer. Having forged a reputation as a visionary filmmaker with boundless creativity through previous features such as the critically acclaimed Crumbs (2015) and the mind-bogglingly bonkers Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019), Fantasia attendees will be pleased to hear that Infinite Summer will play as part of this year’s 2024 edition of the festival on July 27.

Written and directed by Llansó, the film stars Hannah Gross (Joker, “Mindhunter”), Johanna Rosin, Teele Kaljuvee-O’Brock & Ciaron Davies and centers on Mia and her friends as they try a meditation app during their summer break, only to discover a mind-bending, sinister reality lurking behind it. When a police investigation uncovers darker forces at play, one friend ends up hospitalized while another escapes, leaving Mia to wrestle with the choice of saving them or joining their perilous path.

Commenting on his latest project, Llansó shared, “Millions of years ago, hominids were doing similar things that we do today: fighting, being jealous, loving, insulting each other and laughing a lot. But what would be the future of humankind after an increasing attachment of our bodies to technological devices or transforming chemistry? Would it make sense to still talk about human desires, dreams and ambitions attached to this body?

How would we perceive individuality after the dissolution of our body’s boundaries, or its merging with technologies or other organic forms?

From a philosophical perspective, Infinite Summer revolves around these reflections on upcoming technologies as applied to our bodies. These transhumanist narratives are indelibly linked to the stories of the film.”

Infinite Summer is produced by Llansó alongside longtime collaborators Rain Rannu and Tõnu Hiielaid of Tallifornia and their new American partners Allison Rose Carter and Jon Read of Savage Rose Films (Everything Everywhere All At Once, Zola).

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