Romeo and Juliet?
2022 / Czech Republic / 23 Minutes / Jan Daniel
Romeo and Juliet?, a tragicomic melodrama, presents the personal stories of its actors on the background of the inception of a modern retro-noir adaptation of a classical work. Individual images composed of separate footage, which precedes the shooting of the film itself, use the detailed view of the actors’ performance to shatter the illusion of a film as one of the beaux-arts. The visual conception resembles the classical film period and the emphasis put on shadow work and contrasting light illustrates the colourfulness of human character, which, unnoticed, crosses the line between one’s own characters and the prescribed ones.