Following the activation of emergency health protocols for the management of a pandemic, Altea, a 25-year-old young woman, remains isolated in her home for an interminable period of time.
Alone and in contact with her mother via a smartphone, in a dimension beyond space and time, she seeks escape from her psychic disease and from the relationship with her omnipresent mother, who controls her every movement.
Altea thus comes into contact with an online para-religious spiritual group that promises experiences of healing and purification by means of rituals that will lead to an ever greater loss of contact with reality. A series of situations will transform her existence in an unpredictable and dramatic way and lead to an unexpected chance for escape from the virtual world to the unveiling of new possible horizons.
The Covid-19 lockdown has been experienced by millions of people around the world in recent months. It has caused serious consequences on mental health. In this scenario, the aim of “Altea’s rooms" is to enter the inner depth and the experience of the protagonist, a psychologically vulnerable young woman who lived in isolation throughout lockdown, in the painful darkness of her home, just like many other people.