About the short film
Final exam of Audiovisual Techniques, Maimonides University.
Short topic: Pain, anger, desire.
The desire for unfulfilled motherhood is for many women a great weight, an anguishing situation, which generates anger, fear, anguish, frustration, and which is also linked to great social pressure.
This desire has the peculiarity of producing a cyclical frustration, which is renewed every month with the arrival of a new period.
My short looks to reflect this anguish and impotence, which is expressed in the protagonist of it through dreams and recurring nightmares.
Before the loss of a new ovule, which is not fertilized, time becomes the worst enemy.
The main idea is to represent the disturbed feminine mind, the recurrent search, and the nightmare of not being part of a world that yearns and desires.
The short film begins with a woman touring her house, performing everyday tasks, alone. Everything in the house speaks of a life of one. He leaves the plane to go to his room and that’s when he enters a dream.
The passage from reality to the unconscious is marked by changing colours and by a plane that deforms.
The thread of the short is an elevator trip with which the protagonist dreams. The marked floors represent the days of ovulation (13, 14 and 15 of the menstrual cycle). Each stop is an opportunity to get pregnant that loses, in which when trying to get down and can not, entering a new fantasy.
On the first floor, he goes down in a square, where he sees children playing. That world that cannot belong, which looks from afar, behind bars.
The elevator keeps going up and makes a new stop. In this one you see the protagonist looking for something that she can not find, with desperation, hurry. He does not find what he is looking for.
They see planes of her, sleeping, feeling the pain, listening to the emptiness that comes from her belly, the day of pain keeps getting closer.
Finally, we move away from the dream and see its awakening. Again she is indisposed, she visualizes the pain, the anguish, the annoyance, the anger.
The final plane is the unmade bed, only one side, also representing the empty nest.