A portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of class privilege.
Though Kekszakallu was inspired by the opera by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, it is difficult to extrapolate the relevance between the two. Everything seems ordinary. Children diving, boys polishing surfboards and nameless lovers chatting on the grass. The audiences are finally aware of the characters when they re-emerge. Nothing seems special, but there are a few elements that are eye-catching. The young girls are on the threshold of entering adulthood. They are suffering at the factory, at home and at school. Their way of being mentally incompetent matches the wearisome summer. Kekszakallu expresses the state of the amorphous soul through the liberating playful image, color, sound and delicate composition. This is the first feature film directed by Argentine director Gaston Solnicki, the documentarian. [JANG Byungwon]