Nikolay Michaylov | Filmmaker

THE INTESTINE

Writer/Director: Lev Lewis
Producer: Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas/ CY Cinema
Cast: Melanie Scheiner, Claudia Dey, Jennifer Hardy, Deragh Campbell
Canada / 71 Minutes / 1.78:1

In Lev Lewis’ haunting debut feature The Intestine, home might not exactly be where the heart is. After a one-night stand, a young woman named Maya wakes up all alone in a luxurious suburban house. Her lover is nowhere to be found. She takes advantage of the amenities on her own and grows accustomed to the pleasurable solitude of her adopted abode, a relief from the rundown place she shares with her drug-addicted mother. As days go by, she settles in and even befriends a chic new socialite neighbour, but when the missing man’s sister swings by, things start to get complicated. Desperate to escape her reality, Maya will do whatever it takes to claim the domestic paradise as her own.

PRESS
Northern Exposure: Future//Present at VIFF, Cinema Scope, 2016

FESTIVALS
*Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Buenos Aires 2017
*Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver 2016