Luce, the thought-provoking, masterful feature from Julius Onah has made some major advancements. Based on a play by JC Lee and shot on 35mm, Onah has delivered a gripping drama that features standout performances by Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr, and Tim Roth. The film has received rave reviews and kudos for its award-worthy performances and screenplay.
Amy and Peter Edgar (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) adopted their son Luce (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) from war-torn Eritrea ten years ago. Luce is now an all-star student athlete, beloved by everyone. After a series of encounters with his teacher, Harriet Wilson (Octavia Spencer), questions about who Luce really is begin to emerge. A thrilling psychological drama, Luce is a complex film that addresses identity, truth, individuality and race.
Filmmaker Julius Onah said, “It’s been a real thrill premiering Luce at Sundance. After hearing NEON’s passion and excitement for the film, I know there is no better partner. Tom Quinn and his entire team have shown a clear vision for Luce with great enthusiasm. I look forward to continuing the journey of this film with NEON and Topic Studios as we share this story and the amazing performances of my cast with the world.”