Direction: Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
Screenplay: Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
Photograph: Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
Production: Isidoro Valcárcel Medina
16 mm transferred to DVD.
Black and white film.
The film is the book but at the same time, it is not. The transposition of the paper format to the screen is the work of the conceptual artist, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, who uses the screen texts and a series of voices that represent the different landscapes, presenting us with the film adaptation of the work by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The novel is a tremendously optical reading of objects and landscapes by a jealous husband who distorts reality and makes it subjective. Similarly, the film makes the texts objective by presenting them as such on the screen, yet readapting them with jumps in language and voices and free associations. According to the poster that the artist himself devised: “In 1957, Alain Robbe-Grillet published La Celosía. In 1972, Isidoro Valcárcel made it into a film”. The event was at the legendary Pamplona Encounters 1972. The voice of Esther Ferrer in the film also bears witness to those innovative years. It is a film that is an exercise on disassociation and the duration of the shot.