Three former best friends are brought together in a villa forgotten by time. The filmmaker inserts them, with all their expectations, insecurities, and fears, into twelve scenes, in rooms that emanate the grand splendour of a lost era and the austere abstraction of a black box. Trapped between the wish to project a good image and the wish to open up to the others, the women make no headway and become rigid. However, in the interplay of body and speech, poses and gazes, décor and costumes, this chamber play goes into shimmering motion. The realm of signs and allegories is highly condensed, and the references extend from cinematic melodrama, minimal art, and romantic songs to the theatre of the absurd.
Austria 2022 / 30:00 / Director: Antoinette Zwirchmayr