Alone and Esmeralda

Martina Montelius paints the picture of a film producer’s childhood. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Lantern. 

Alone and Esmeralda

Martina Montelius paints the picture of a film producer’s childhood. Inspired by Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Lantern. 

Dramaten, Tornrummet
Nybroplan 1, Stockholm

About the production

For Ensam (Alone), life in the grand, upper middle class flat is often lonely. His dad’s focus is on maintaining a grip on life and his saucepans – and he worries about Ensam’s dreamy existence. But Ensam also has his grandmother, with a past as a shop assistant in a fishmonger’s and a somewhat unclear football career. Grandmother opens the doors to a different world, in which the circus artist Esmeralda turns up and teaches Ensam everything about creating pictures and stories.

In her own distinctive way, Martina Montelius paints the picture of a film producer’s childhood. Ensam and Esmeralda is a funny and sad story about how a vivid imagination can become the escape route from weighty demands and expectations, and how your experience as a child can later bear fruit in the shape of artistic creativity.

Collaborators

  • Agneta Ehrensvärd, Director
  • Martina Montelius, Script
  • Agnes Östergren, Set design and costume
  • Lena Strandmark, Mask
  • Mira Svanberg, Light
  • Stefan Johansson, Music
  • Rasmus Luthander, Ensam (Alone)
  • Emma Mehonic, Esmeralda
  • Hannes Meidal, Father
  • Maria Kulle, Grandmother