1.Le Café Noir
Le Café Noir/Black coffee
Rainy mood makes a perfect intimate atmosphere, which brings out to the surface Freeda’s nostalgia and inner struggles connected to her past. While recalling her childhood memories, Freeda continues talking to her psychotherapist and a new friend Elle, and this turns out to be more like an open and honest conversation with a good and close friend she had known for years. Freeda never thought she could afford her therapy which is extremely expensive in Paris, but she finds her way to make a good deal with Elle. In exchange for dusting and cleaning Elle’s office filled with hundreds of plants, Freeda gets a therapy session with Elle. Past memories make Freeda deal with her family background and complex relationship with her parents as well as her Mediterranean tradition. The deeply rooted traditional side of Freeda’s background is explored through the Christmas celebration which transforms into celebrating values of a materialistic society that is critically questioned by Freeda. As a hypersensitive artist, Freeda is looking for meaning, especially when it comes to her artistic expression and creativity. The leitmotif of the color black is evoked through Freeda’s dark and neutral clothes, which makes her blend into the world and go unnoticed. The black also reveals psychological issues and intimate meanings hidden behind the dark curtain. In spite of the artist’s traumas arising from the dark, two women feel more and more comfortable in each other’s company. Deep feelings, subconscious fears, and new revelations make them feel safer and more likely to open up.