lēthē. Λήθη. In Greek Mythology. A river in Hades, the water of which produced, in those who drank it, forgetfulness of the past. Hence, the ‘waters of oblivion’.
lēthē begins with a fundamental question about the connectedness of memory and identity: what does the prospect of memory erasure entail for our continued identity and notion of self? Chloe lives in a near-future where this therapeutic dilemma is real, tangible, and also readily available. Her trial with a memory-erasing drug as a means of treating the effects of a past trauma serves as a case study with which to consider the moral and conceptual implications of resorting to such drastic measures.
lēthē is the latest Zissou Pictures project by director/cinematographer team Leo Claussen and Nicholas Lory. Having completed principal photography on September 2nd 2013, we are now looking to put together a strong and enthusiastic post-production team.