Julie never gets back home before six in the morning. She lives alone.  I perceive that she is tired as she has been driving all night. Julie doesn’t want to make any noises that might wake up Nelson. She lives alone, with Nelson. She gets undressed in silence.

Nelson’s armchair is empty. Nelson’s not home. He is never home when Julie gets in. Just for once she would love to find him there waiting for her, even if he was asleep. Once again, Julie does not want to sleep in her bed, yet instead, she sleeps in the living room while dreaming of blue birds. All women who sleep with a leg uncovered dream of blue birds; I read it in a book called Animal Life...

 

Soon she'll wake up. She’ll go back to her room and she’ll make a call, and Nelson will pick up from somewhere in the city. She’ll ask him to come home and she’ll get dressed as if she were going out again. I’m sure Julie and Nelson must be siblings, because I’ve never seen them kiss on the lips.

Nelson will get home and he won't kiss her today, either. He’ll caress her hair, that’s all. Julie will read off the list of her passengers from the cab last night, including the two lovers she drove to a nearby hotel, and who wouldn’t stop kissing. Nelson won’t answer; he never does. The radio broadcaster will remind them that it rained all night and will announce the President’s agenda for today, Thursday...

 

TELLING TALES: Julie & Nelson
Project Director: MARIVI CALVO
Photography: CUALITI PHOTO STUDIO & MARIA MIRA
Digital Post Production: CUALITI PHOTO STUDIO
Assistant Photographer: SANDRA YUGUERO
Texts: GRASSA TORO
Managing Producer: ESTER COLOMINA
Costume Designer & Props: ROCÍO PASTOR
Art Direction: MASQUESPACIO
Set up: LZF JAVIER MARCO, DRAGOS BAUER & JOSE SALES.
Make-up Artist: VERÓNICA PASTOR
Video: JAVIER CANO
Music: RITHMA
Illustration: RIKI BLANCO
Actors: LUIS DOMENECH & ANA PERIS