Image of movie Hotel Royal
Image of movie Hotel Royal
Image of movie Hotel Royal

Hotel Royal

Salomé Lamas
Portugal 2021
OV w/ EN subtitles

Among the spookiest sights of the pandemic are the vast luxury hotels, hastily shuttered but with lights blinking inside. HOTEL ROYAL proceeds from this spectacle, recording the episodic path of a chambermaid through one mysterious room after another, always filmed from the same angles, unpopulated but revealing tell-tale signs: crumpled sheets, a book, a rifle … Salomé Lamas’ parafictions (as she calls them) freely veer from documentary to fantasy. A controlled soundtrack and the rigorous procession of images evoke, at moments, a version of THE SHINING for our all-too-real, haunted present. (Adrian Martin)

In the presence of Salomé Llamas.
This film will be shown as part of the screening SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 5: SOCIAL SKINS.

  • Ana Moreira
  • Carloto Cotta
  • Tomás Antunes
  • Salomé Lamas
  • Isabel Pettermann
  • Olivier Blanc
  • Rui Xavier
O Som e a Fúria, Curtas Metragens

Agência da Curta Metragem

Tue 26 Oct
OV w/ EN subtitles
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