Salamander

    • 2011 80 minutes

      Salamander, a society lady on the verge of a nervous breakdown, retreats to a quiet place to find and debate with herself. But an all-knowing pseudo-priest, Orfeo, awaits her determined to turn the whole thing into an uncomfortably dredging psychoanalysis

      Salamander, a society lady on the verge of a nervous breakdown, retreats to a quiet place to find and debate with herself. But an all-knowing pseudo-priest, Orfeo, awaits her. He is determined to turn the whole thing into an uncomfortably dredging psychoanalysis, while she craves her own private contemplation and, possibly, a brutally simple solution. Meanwhile, a hit-man waits in the rafters to finish her off. Cornered by her own haunting memories, and jiggled by her nemesis (Orfeo), she slips in and out of 'reason', and takes to deconstructing and abstracting language at will. But Orfeo is unshakeable; he travels the course with her, interpreting even her weirdest utterances with annoying precision, experiencing her hallucinations with her, till she finally cracks.
      Set in a single room in a monastery, this surreal piece establishes a seamless interface between reality and the surrealism of lunacy and dreams.

      Companies involved in this production

      • Stonedog Production

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