“Die Rothaarige” (or “The Redhead”) is the story of a trichotillomanic witch who has pulled out all of her hair in an anxious search for objects that will help her re-grow the locks she’s lost so ironically.
She sits in front of a basin of water and when she reaches in, her hands emerge in a surreal vignette to extract the objects that have the magical potential to fulfill her desire.
The film is based on red hair historically being seen as a symbol of mystery, hot temperament, and association with witches.
Directed, Filmed, Edited, with Sets, Costumes, and music By: Talissa Mehringer © 2011
Actress: Sheila Regan
Production Assistant: Rasun Mehringer
The film received an excellent little review over at FilmBizarro.com from writer/director Ronny Carlsson.
“Die Rothaarige” (which I guess means “The Red-haired”) is subtle but creepy, and is a good addition to the ever-growing world of experimental short films. It’s just as much a performance as it is film art, and I think when the two can be melted together this well it’s fantastic to watch.”
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