Cliff (Acantilado) combines universes giving as a result a particular poetic: on one side Hollywood movies of the 50s, the figure of Montgomery Clift and his sad story: a star on the Hollywood firmament - alcoholic, living his homosexuality as an stigma and then the accident with his car that demanded terrible reconstructive operations and put him away from the major studios and the star system-; on the other side the big effort, the desired dream of being Treplev in The Seagull with Elizabeth Taylor, desire that became the engine of his life: the possibility of happiness, acting as the space where dreams can be fulfilled: to re-enter the theatre by Chekhov's hand: the dream that can save or sink all: the desire - yes, at the end - unsatisfied.
This is the story of a fall: this tragedy will give us the certainty of human weakness - a weakness masterly portrayed, among others, by Chekhov. Clift as a martyr.
as Montgomery Clift
Mariano Tenconi Blanco & Gisel Robles
Music chosen by
Alberto Conejero & Alejandro Tantanian
Celia Argüello Rena
Oria Puppo & Alejandro Tantanian
Set and costumes
Running time: 70 minutes
Argentinean premiere: May 19th, 2012, Teatro El Extranjero, Buenos Aires, Argentina