DARK BLOOD premieres at 32nd NFF

01 August 2012
DARK BLOOD by George Sluizer, the movie River Phoenix was working on at the time of his death in 1993, is being completed almost 20 years after it was abandoned. The film will have its premiere with a special guest audience on 27 September in Utrecht during the festival. DARK BLOOD stars River Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black. During the Festival a retrospective of George Sluizer's oeuvre will be screened. At the same time a book about the 80 year old director's film life will be published.

The film tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers.

Boy's solitude is interrupted when a Hollywood jet-set couple who are travelling across the desert become stranded after their car breaks down. The couple are rescued by Boy, who then holds them prisoner because of his desire for the woman and his ambition to create a better world with her.

Sluizer Films financed and produced the editing and post-production of DARK BLOOD, supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and donations via Cinecrowd funding.

DARK BLOOD is selected for the Golden Calf Competition at the Netherlands Film Festival 2012.