What Does Separation Mean?
The Juliet Film
The story of a woman in a Romanian prison that changed one actor forever is mined and memorialized in this international collaboration.
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."
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