strange and familiar, distant and near, disquieting and seductive, outsider and
cosmopolitan, Gypsies are shrouded in an aura of ambiguity. They cannot be said
to be invisible, as they hardly go unnoticed.”
Daniel Seabra Lopes in Deriva Cigana, 2008
Like the Gypsies, ceramic frogs don't go unnoticed to a careful observer.
Batrachian's Ballad comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that
intervenes in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling
about a xenophobic behaviour.