A music teacher is trying to help his student regain her voice in a secret monastery.
‘The Serpent’s Song‘ is a 25-minute short film led by actor Kitty Chicha, known for her role as “Nano” in ‘The Girl From Nowhere’. Find out how she portrays a nun who has been through a huge trauma that left her mute.
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of suicide, self-harm
A Mother Superior from a hidden convent is trying to help one of the nuns, who used to love singing and music, to gain her voice again. In an attempt to help her, she asked for the help of a convent in Bangkok and was able to hire a music teacher by the name of Nont. When talking to him about the nun’s situation, Mother Superior gave him a very vague background of what happened to the nun. The young nun just decidedly shut down and never spoke again after an incident that caused her severe trauma. The Mother Superior thought that music might be able to help her. The young nun seemed to have gone through a traumatic grief of what seemed to be a gruesome death. Mother Superior went on to explain to Nont that the young nun only ever mumbles bible verses and some songs but never talks to anyone at all.
The music teacher finally meets the young nun. Introducing himself, he also asked for her name, and as expected, she didn’t speak. She merely looks at her rosary as Nont goes over to the piano to play a piece. The young (still nameless) nun stares ahead as she listens to the music, but memories of being with her female lover, who was also a nun, while they enjoy music together flood her mind. She stares blankly outside. Nont mentions a bible verse and explains it a bit, until the young nun angrily leaves her seat, still wordless.
The next day, Nont still talked about a bible verse about forgiving, which made the young nun angry again.