The Love of Don Perlimplin

OF-LoveThis is Ozfrank’s film of Lorca’s fey and mysterious short play of the same name for a cast of three women and one man. Jacqui Carroll has reshaped the text somewhat and shot the film primarily from the point of view of Perlimplin himself.

Perlimplin’s servant Marcolfa, his wife Belisa, and Belisa’s mother all directly address Perlimplin/the camera from within a series of playful, fantastical sets that echo Lorca’s whimsical scenario and language. The soundtrack is a combination of mysterious themes and memorable Spanish classics.

The story features an elderly, rich, and naive bachelor who marries a much younger beauty, and the story follows the doomed twists of their improbable relationship, borne of her naivety and his perverse honour.

 

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