Eros and Thanatos

 

Scenario & Direction: Slavisa Drobnjakovic

 

“Eros and Thanatos” is a love story based in an asylum center, a particular kind of limbo realm where the temporal dimension of past and present intertwine and gradually disappear, reducing the individual to nothing but their life force. A grotesque exemplar, a trivialization of the Freudian concept of Eros and Thanatos.    

 

The story follows a young couple arriving at an Asylum center. Naively convinced that this is going to be just a short episode before the promised life in Europe,  the images of the agonized people around them seem to easily pass them by. Days transform into months and months to years. They'll try to run away before they lose their minds.

Foundation IHOS Amsterdam