"All is repeated in this life, eternal youth is but a dream. Only what has never been can alone never age." Friedrich Schiller This short movie is my MA final project. I wanted to portray a fantasy atmosphere with a visual free interpretation of Elizabethan Era. The contrast between social status, duty and roles, the frailty of human life, death and the dreamy, inner world where freedom, strength and eternal youth are magically possibile. This unsolvable contrast between darkness and lightness is the core theme, the old queen dreams about herself to be an unicorn (which was believed to be an actual creature with extraordinary powers) while, in her real life, she is a mighty monarch but totally depended on her two ladies in waiting. The three women are constantly in competition among themselves, they all hate the younger, they all crave for a little power or a sausage, surrounded by death and skulls. Once the Unicorn is revealed, therefore the queen's dream, the locations change, natural landscapes and alive creatures replace the gloomy royal chapel. The original soundtrack follows the story, highlighting the key moments and changing of mood. In the end reality and imagination melt together and telling the difference becomes impossible. As a set and costume designer, outfits and locations are essential parts to illustrate this dark tale.

ROYAL BEASTS

ROYAL BEASTS

ROYAL BEASTS

ROYAL BEASTS

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