Martín Perino is a young Argentinean composer and virtuoso pianist diagnosed with a mental illness.
Martín Perino is a young Argentinean composer and virtuoso pianist diagnosed with a mental illness. Four years ago, while working on his first composition, he suffered a nervous breakdown that got him admitted as a patient in El Borda, the largest and most recognized yet controversial psychiatric hospital in Latin America.
He was considered a child prodigy and one of the most promising talents of his generation, but to this day Martin is still trying to find a way to overcome his mental illness and return to life outside the asylum walls to do what he loves the most: play the piano. He does not always have a real piano to play, which is why he often practices by tapping with his hands on tables, chairs or on the floor. He is working on a new and complex song entitled "Enfermaria", aided by Sol, a dancer friend with whom he shares an indefinable mental connection. This is a unique but universal story about the obsession with perfection and musical creation of someone whose strength lies in his own fragility.