A Love Letter to the One I Made Up / A Love Letter to the One I Made Up
Rachel GutgartsIsrael / 2017 / 6' 5''
Tuškanac Cinema, 17:30 h
Europa Cinema, 11:00 h
A lonely walk home is intertwined with an underwater fantasy world. The combination between reality and fantasy is portrayed in a love letter addressed to an imaginary “perfect” man. The film displays a critical, female point of view on the idea of romantic modern love in western society. Its main purpose is to dismantle the “knight in shining armour” myth. It is made with a unique technique of screen-printed animation. Every 20 frames are printed in a grid formation on A3 paper, then scanned and cut to their original form as a running, 25 fps film.
Rachel Gutgarts graduated from the Animation Department at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, class of 2017. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, to immigrant parents from the former USSR. She has been practicing silk-screen print for the last two years. She works from a screen-print workshop which she built as part of the independent artist collective STRAUS, based in Jerusalem. Also works as a sushi chef, exploring the depths of the Japanese kitchen.
Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
categoriesStudent films competition 1