This titillating, stylised film version of the Biblical story of John the Baptist and Salomé largely takes place in an army camp in the desert, against the background of a contemporary war. Salomé (Ingrid García-Jonsson) is the daughter of the corrupt commander and his adulterous wife; the prophet is locked up in a cave because of his subversive predictions. Just as in Oscar Wilde's interpretation, Salomé is obsessed by the prisoner (and all the men in the camp by her).

The film shows the universal absurdity of politics, violence and the whole gamut of human emotions behind them: lust, greed and pride. The beauty of the landscape and sensually filmed bodies contrast with the coarse cruelty of war and the shameless opportunism of the characters. The world has become a place where there’s no room for purity and truth. A stimulating mixture of mythology and modernity, dream and reality, humour and cynicism.

Screenings

  • Sat 26 Jan Pathé 6
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  • Sun 27 Jan LantarenVenster 2
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  • Mon 28 Jan Cinerama 7
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  • Fri 1 Feb Pathé 3
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Original title
No m'estimis
Filmmaker
Lluís Miñarro
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Spain, Mexico
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
82’
Language
Catalan, Spanish, English, French
Producer
Lluís Miñarro, Julio Chavezmontes
Production Company
Luis Miñarro Albero, Piano
Sales
Reel Suspects
Writer
Lluís Miñarro, Sergi Belbel
Cinematography
Santiago Racaj
Editor
Núria Esquerra, Gemma Cabello
Production Design
Claudio Ramírez Castelli, Sebastián Vogler
Sound Design
Alejandro Castillo
Music
Esteban Aldrete
Cast
Ingrid García-Jonsson, Francesc Orella, Lola Dueñas, Luis Alberti, Fausto Alzati, Oliver Laxe, Hugo Catalán