EL ESTRENO

THE PLAY

By Alejandro F ALMENDRAS

JIRAFA - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Drama - Completed 2019

The world of a theatre director crumbles after he decides to adapt a play based on Euripides' Fedra. He gets involved with an actress, puting his marriage at risk. The play fails and his wife leaves him. He will try to regain her love, to be the best possible father and husband. Not a perfect one.

Festivals
& Awards

Valdivia IFF 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CZECH REPUBLIC, CHILE, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • CZECH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandro F ALMENDRAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandro FERNÁNDEZ ALMENDRAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Veronika FINKOVÁ (Film & Roll), Bruno BETTATI (JIRAFA), Augusto MATTE (JIRAFA), Guillaume DE SEILLE (ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS), Alejandro FERNÁNDEZ ALMENDRAS (Fernández Film)
    • Synopsis
    • The world of a young theatre director in a small Czech town crumbles, after he decides to
      realize his dream - adapt an overly ambitious play based on Euripides; classic Fedra. During rehearsals he looses his two main actors and falls for a young actress Karolina. Tensions at his home grow. He’s not much of a present husband and a father. And to make things worse, municipality threatens to cut funding due to the play’s political content. The day of the premiere comes and our protagonist, abandoned by both of his women, desperately tries to save his masterpiece. However the play is a fiasco. Devastated, he collects last pieces left of his life, but is it far too late?