Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.
Red Lights is movie magic at its very best. Classically conceived and executed, it is an example of pure cinema, constructed by combining thrillingly meticulous filmmaking with extraordinary performances. Rodrigo Cortés (Buried screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival) shrewdly straddles both sides of the paranormal argument, creating an analytical conundrum with passion in its story line. In doing so, he fashions an exhilarating cinematic experience where illusion confronts science, and the truth lies hidden deeply within. –Sundance Film Festival
Rodrigo Cortés Giráldez (born May 31, 1973) is a film director from Spain.He is also a producer, screenwriter, editor, and occasional actor.
Cortés’ fondness for film making started at an early stage. At 16 he had already directed his first short film in Super 8. In 1998 he directed the short Yul that won over 20 awards and in 2001 he released 15 Days, a fake documentary in the form of a large short film that earned over 57 awards at festivals, becoming the most awarded Spanish short film of the time.
In 2007 he directed The Contestant (Concursante in Spanish), his first feature film that was released with critical applause and earned several awards, including the Critic’s prize at Malaga Film Festival. He directed and edited the 2010 thriller Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and has received considerable acclaim.
As of September 2012, Cortés most recent film is ’Red Lights, a film that features performances from… read more
This could have been a good movie, but it's killed by poor editing, generic music and some stupid moments that could easily be lifted out. Waste of a great cast, good cinematography and some nice ideas.
Un film lent, qui a du mal à nous tenir accroché mais qui offre de bonnes idées. Les interprétations sont correctes et le montage est intéressant. Il fallait bien sur à s'attendre à une finale particulièrement spéciale, si on se fit à Buried que j'avais tout simplement adoré et donc la finale est parfaite et percutante. J'attendais Red Lights avec impatience et je dois dire que je suis déçu. J'attend le prochain!