Cuento de amor verdadero

Carlos TMori

A poet in crisis looking for inspiration in the House Museum of the author of Don Juan Tenorio, in the house of the author of Don Juan Tenorio.

The action takes place in three spaces in the same room - in front of a mirror, behind curtains and between two doors - in the Casa Museo de José Zorrilla, in Valladolid. In the manner of a creative exorcism, the protagonist travels through the places as stages of inspiration. She reviews her writings, wrestles with herself about what she has read, and unravels her papers in the form of a lively physical expression. The poet's double emerges from the specular deformation, like an object that transits the imagination in the form of a dream. Her intimacy and anonymity coincide through scenes of mute weeping without consolation, despairing in a corner. The artist's agoraphobia together with the hedonism of her self-contemplation gives way to meditative silence, to fugitive light, to the ephemeral sensation, to the abrupt gesture, withdrawing herself from discomfort towards violence. Presented according to the clichés of romantic poetry, in solitude within her ivory tower, trapped in her isolation and disorientation, by the so-called "divine madness" of the creative moment.

Supporting the different states of self-absorbed solitude and internal crises, the montage is executed by means of the noises typical of analogue video: drops, freezes, movement inversions, signal failures, rewinds, etc. These technical deficiencies are provoked in order to make the spectator suffer frustration in the face of reproduction failures that he or she is unable to solve. Concealments, also supported by sound noises, which return to the spectator his own desire in a more or less confusing way, like a certain background discomfort, which is consistent with the obscurity, bewilderment and disillusionment of the creator in her most desperate moments. The reworking of remixed images and music generates distortion and disharmonies that deform the sources towards the uncomfortable while configuring a rereading of the aesthetics of decadence.

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Cuento de amor verdadero
  • Direction: Carlos TMori
  • Production: Foto Cine Carlos. 1991.
  • Duration: 00:03:54
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Original format: DV-Cam
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright