The story of a woman in a Romanian prison that changed one actor forever is mined and memorialized in this international collaboration.

Widely considered one of the most innovative voices in Hungarian theater, András Visky has enjoyed growing audiences and increased critical acclaim over the last fifteen years... 

Widely considered one of the most innovative voices in Hungarian theater, András Visky has enjoyed growing audiences and increased critical acclaim over the last fifteen years... 

 

A deep resonance with the play Juliet led actor Melissa Lorraine across Europe to meet playwright András Visky. Visky proposed the English premiere of this one-woman show for Lorraine, who has since toured Juliet in hundreds of cities around the world. 

 

The film is an experiment in exploring the layers of the play in a new and permanent form. Theater is, by definition, ephemeral; the Juliet film will be a lasting testament to the power of a play and how it shaped the actor living inside the telling of the story. 

 

"The movie explores the direct effect of the theater on the life of a person deeply involved in understanding the life of a character." said playwright András Visky. "Is the theater - generally speaking, the art - a life-changing event or an illusion? The encounter with the play, the entire journey with it in many places, cultures, settings (including a prison), can tell a lot about the symbiosis between the power of the fiction, imagination, and the real life. The collisions between two realities: the life of the character and the life of the actor can tell a lot about a possible healing process for somebody dedicated to understanding The Other." 

 

 

The Juliet Film is truly an international collaboration: 

Romanian/Hungarian playwright and director András Visky (Hungarian Theatre of Cluj)

Hungarian designer Jackie Triste (Ovekk_Finn)

American actor Melissa Lorraine (Theatre Y) 

 

 

Egyptian cinematographer Mohamed Mahmud (The Square, 2013)

Laszlo Dunai and a Hungarian editing team - Focus Fox Studios Budapest (Son of Saul 2015)

Musicians Peter Szabo, Tamas Szabo and Peter Visky