Cannes France (PRWEB) May 16, 2006
Visualiner Entertainment's award winning feature "Stripped Down" http://www.strippeddownthemovie.com is a sexy and stylish thriller set in the underworld of Los Angeles night life where nothing is what it seems.While serving up provocative images of nubile gyrating flesh "Stripped Down," written and directed by Elana Krausz, transcends it’s candy coated exploitation bubble to make a serious statement of feminine empowerment. This social consciousness has led to "Stripped Down" being tapped as an official selection of the prestigious Monaco Charity Film Festival.
The Monaco Charity Film Festival, which runs from May 15 Elana Krausz, through 20th, 2006 plays host to a variety of films from around the world which tackle challenging social issues. The lineup includes such selections as "Innocent Voices" from Golden Globe nominated director Luis Mandoki and five time Academy Award Nominee Sidney Lumet’s "Strip Search." Bai Ling and Rachel Leigh Cook will add luster to the event's proceedings. The festival is headquartered in Monte Carlo's legendary Hotel de Paris.
"Stripped Down" stars Ian Ziering ( Tony Scott's "Domino," Beverly Hills, 90210) in an image breaking performance opposite Marcus Jean Pirae ("Bulletproof Monk," "La Femme Musketeer" opposite Gerard Depardieu and Nastasia Kinski) and Elana Krausz in a turn which recently garnered her a Best Actress Award at the Silver Lake Film Festival from a jury headed by Alison Anders and Charles Burnett.
"Stripped Down", which also took the an award for Outstanding Achievement in Production,has been invited to the Solstice Film Festival in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The film was produced by Award winning writer/director/actress ("Stripped Down", "At Risk" with Vince Vaughn) Award winning producers Christo ("Inside Irvin," "Mad Cow Girl") and Steven Adams (Peabody Award winning "A Huey P Newton Story" directed by Spike Lee, "Who Killed Bob Marley," exec produced by Steven Soderbergh.) The film has been compared to the work of David Lynch and director Virginie Despentes of the controversial film "Baisse MOI."
"Stripped Down" tells the story of Lily (Elana Krausz) a former dancer turned club manager, who has allowed herself succumb to years of abuse and objectification. All of that changes in the course of 24 hours in a series of events that involve her paranoid and violent strip club owner husband (Pirae) a judgemental Tax Agent (Ziering) and two strippers who evoke memories of Lily’s distant past: Bre Blair (“What About Brian”) and Lisa Arturo ("American Pie 2") Best supporting Actress Silver Lake Film Festival.
"Stripped Down" debuts in Monaco on May 17th at 5pm with a party immediately following featuring star Ian Ziering and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and a host of luminaries. The screening and party both take place Monte Carlo’s famed Hotel de Paris, Place Du Casino, Salle Debussy.
Due to popular demand the following screening schedule has been added:
Thursday may 18th 3pm
Friday may 19th 3pm
Saturday may 20th 3pm
All screenings will take place at Hotel de Paris, Place du Casino, Salle Debussy Transportation will be provided from Cannes with press credentials.