Love Me Not
Spain, Mexico 2019. 82 Min.
color. DCP. Sp/Cat/e
The sun is a dazzling yellow, the sky a crisp blue, and at some point everyone only sees red. Love Me Not is a tragedy of biblical proportions, which doesn’t take place among temples and sacred sites, but in the parched desert of the Middle East. Here, the mysterious prophet Yokanaan is held captive in a dungeon by the ruling army, accused of being a terrorist because of his nonconformist predictions. But when Salome, the stepdaughter of the Supreme Commander Antipas, finds out about the mysterious prisoner, she is soon taken by him, and an increasingly absurd and scheming tale of lust, greed, violence and injured vanity is set in motion. For his second feature film, the Spanish filmmaker and producer Lluís Miñarro has taken plenty of narrative and visual risks to make his stylised adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”. In a fatal spiral of politics and violence, he discovers beauty in a landscape captured by razor-sharp images and in the delightfully filmed bodies that move in it. Inspired by his bold passion for exciting, courageous and sensual cinema, the multi-talented film rebel Miñarro creates a highly charged blend of mythology and modernity. (ph)
|Screenplay||Lluís Miñarro, Sergi Belbel|
|Editing||Núria Esquerra, Gemma Cabello|
|With||Ingrid García-Jonsson, Oliver Laxe, Francesc Orella, Lola Dueñas|
|Producers||Lluís Miñarro, Julio Chavezmontes|