In a small country newly taken over by a dictator, filmmaker Dina Kummerspeck has been taken by the government and tortured for making supposedly seditious films. Now returned home under house arrest with an electric shackle on her ankle, she and her husband Tomas invite over their actor friends for a cocktail party, but unbeknownst to them, it's going to be a secret reading of Dina's new screenplay loosely based on her torture. Fact and fiction collide as the actors switch between acting out her words and commenting on the art of it.
Pflaster’s script is
lovely, particularly when it serves as a love letter to old works. I left the show inspired to create film and more in love with the cinema than I’ve been in a long while. Lovers of art: this is one you’ll be glad to see."