Set in a parallel world almost exactly to ours, ‘The Fugitive Stag’ tells the story of what happens when history and myth become embodied in a single form, that is both goddess and woman … something more than a Muse or Platonic Mistress … someone altogether new.
The Shamanic and Mystical heritage of the Celtic Fringe meets the Exotic world of Global High Fashion and Beauty and a Religious Orthodoxy ‘Hell-Bent’ on winning its Holy War against Heresy … And an ex-Irish Abbess dead …
Goddess and woman conspire in a single numinous form, where there is no separation between the spiritual and the sensual, but something altogether new.
An epic ‘questing’ film, with mythical elements, set in an apocalyptic ‘near-future,’ in a world very similar to ours.
‘The Fugitive Stag’ is not ‘arthouse’ neither is it a high concept film, and yet … and yet … it has elements of both, in that characters and their struggles are integral to the drama of a ‘goal-driven story’.
An epic story of love, beauty, religious fanaticism, and a secret for which even the most pious would kill, to prevent the world from discovering.