"Duhkha" (2018), by M. Raméntol and Cesc Fortuny, is the second (experimental) film in the Tri Laksana trilogy based on the Buddhist concepts of impermanence, desire and suffering, and composed of two other short films:
#1 - "Efímer" (2016) which opens the trilogy: https://www.viridiana.tv/videos/efimer
#3 - La Gàbia" (2019), which closes the trilogy: https://www.viridiana.tv/videos/la-gabia
Duhkha is one of the four noble truths of the Buddhist canon. It means that all existence is unsatisfactory. The film explores this idea through faceless characters interacting with an undefined natural landscape. Death as well as illness is suffering, even living with loved ones brings suffering. Duhkha reflects a broader sense: pain, sadness, grief, imperfection, affliction, impermanence, insubstantiality. The characters agonise in a vegetable bubble, while outside, the world (vehicles and rubbish bins) seems oblivious to the tragedy. Everything is ultimately empty and meaningless.
Marian Raméntol & Cesc Fortuny
Trained in lighting, analogue and digital editing and literary scriptwriting, among other subjects, Marian Raméntol and Cesc Fortuny, multidisciplinary artists, approach visual language from the perspective of someone who has published several collections of poetry and produced a number of musical works. They collaborate with other filmmakers, acting, scoring or scriptwriting experimental and artistic films.