Ms. White Light

Paul Shoulberg, USA 2019, 97’
European premiere
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Lex Cordova (Robert Colindrez) prepares people for death. That’s her job—the terminally ill prefer to use her services rather than face death on their own. Not to mention not wanting to meet desperate relatives with whom, for years, they had exchanged nothing more than Christmas cards. Lex is really good at her job, though it might be hard to tell judging by her crumpled, oversized men’s suit—exactly like the one her father wears–and hostile attitude to her clients’ families. I'm not afraid to die. I'm pissed off! screams one of her “patients,” a woman who regrets wasted time, just like everyone else who ends up lying on the same sort of hospital bed and staring at the walls. It’s too bad there’s nothing else that Lex is equally good at. When she encounters the ailing Val, who never stops joking about her situation, Lex must finally confront what scares her the most: life.

Marta Bałaga

Paul Shoulberg

Paul Shoulberg is an American director and screenwriter. He studied at the University of Indiana. His 2019 dramedy Ms. White Light was shown at SXSW in Austin, and his partly autobiographical feature debut, The Good Catholic, was an award winner at the Santa Barbara Festival, among others. Shoulberg also wrote the screenplay for Walter, starring Milo Ventimiglia, Virginia Madsen, and Neve Campbell.


2015 At Me or with Me (short)

2017 The Good Catholic

2019 Pani Jasność / Ms. White Light

Cast & Crew

director Paul Shoulberg
screenplay Paul Shoulberg
cinematography Jim Timperman
editing Kevin Weaver
music Zachary Walter
cast Roberta Colindrez, John Ortiz, Zachary Spicer, Judith Light, Taylar Fondren
producer John Armstrong, Zachary Spicer, Gordon Strain
production Pigasus Pictures
sales Pigasus Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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