JULY 18, 2023
After watching Oskar Rosetti’s short film we felt exactly like after we read a couple of very short sketches of Daniil Kharms. In 'I Scream Your Name' the emotion scale goes from drama to 'fun-o-rama' in no time.
Usually when we read a synopsis involving a retirement home, the overall background doesn’t look very bright. But as the movie goes by you find yourself surprised by all the shades Rosetti is giving to some activities unusual for someone in a wheelchair.
The cinematography is impeccable as well as the acting. Everything was taken care of very thoroughly so as this marvelous short movie to happen.
Getting a little bit into the plot without spoiling anything, we can say that Rosetti plays and ultimately breaks the barriers of the taboos when he introduces things like phone sex, drugs and gay references. Things like these are not very common in retirement houses, but when they occur, and not in any way, but all at once, the result will make the viewer laugh uncontrollable.
What struck us the most is the very subtle usage of 'Liberty', one of the well known poems of the DADA writer, Paul Eluard. Analyzing through this basis we can easily observe that the characters in 'I Scream Your Name' are acting like true DADA artists at an old age. True enough, not many of the Avant-garde artists lived to be the age of the characters here, but they act exactly like Eluard and Tzara would act if they would be trapped together in an asylum.
This movie is so clever you will have to watch it twice to go deeper in its meaning. If Oskar Rosetti would have lived in the same era with Bunuel or Dali they would have done one hell of a job!
Review written by Vlad A.G