“Red is the Color of” wins Best Feature film at La Femme Film Festival

caption: Irina Bjorklund gives a performance in "Red is the Color of" which recently won Best Feature at the La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles.

By Oliver Carnay

Feature film RED IS THE COLOR OF premiered at the La Femme Film Festival on October 13, 2007 taking home the Best Feature Film award. The west coast screening took place at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills with a special red themed cocktail reception proceeding. Guests mingled with the stars and sipped on P.I.N.K. Vodka, IZZE Sparking Juice, Pyramid Beer, Smartwater and Vitamin Energy.

RED IS THE COLOR OF is a seductive romance drama written, directed and produced by Anne Norda. The tense marriage between two painters is shaken and stirred when the husband’s provocative free-spirited nude model ignites his wife’s sexual and spiritual awakening. In a three way game of subtle seduction, each of the three confront desires and frustrations that threaten to destroy the illusions of their lives.

Mary Shaw’s (Irina Björklund) signature blood paintings have made her a celebrity in the art world. Meanwhile, her husband, David Stellar (Peter Franzén), can't get a single gallery to show his realistic nudes - they're just not "now" enough. But he refuses to change his style. Could it have nything to do with Julie Belle (Eliza Pryor Nagel), the seductive blue-eyed blonde he’s

Curious about the new woman in David’s world, Mary takes Julie to see her artwork and gradually develops a friendship with her. Fascinated by Julie’s free spirit and outrageous honesty, Mary finds in their relationship a deep level of intimacy, one that’s seriously lacking in her marriage. Julie’s ambiguous sexuality and probing questions lead Mary to reassess her carefully constructed existence. David fights to keep his marriage intact and resist the temptation of Julie.

As she emotionally intertwines with the couple, Julie’s façade of detachment crumbles and she wreaks havoc on all their lives. Out of this emotional chaos, in danger of losing everything that meant anything to her, Mary breaks through her past and discovers what it means to be truly free.

RED IS THE COLOR OF stars famed Finnish actress Irina Björklund and actor Peter Franzén, Eliza Pryor Nagel, Cary DiPietro, Terry Tocantins, Lorenzo Caccialanza and Marcello Robinson.

This is Anne Norda’s and Bear Island Films’ first film to appear at the LA Femme Film Festival. The 2007 festival took place between October 11th-14th, and its mission is to support and nurture the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience.