Original Film Title: Ave Gradiva
Director’s Name: Yuri Riklis
Writer’s Name: Yuri Riklis
Producer: Bella Dora Cinecreations Riklis
Country of Origin: Israel
Country of Filming: Israel
Runtime: 18 minutes
When a lonely man, a fashion photographer, meets the sweetheart of his youth, from whom he separated under the pressure of his Oedipal mother, he is attacked by fragments of past memories and does everything he can to realize the love of his life, doubt in the dream – doubt in reality, doubt in the present – doubt in the past, under the influence of a literary and surrealistic character Gradiva.
Ave Gradiva tries to challenge the conventional perception of a short film as something limited in terms of time, place, and plot, and instead – to create a 19 min’ show that embraces different countries and civilizations, lasts for thousands of years, and contains within it several kinds of LOVE – human phenomena which take place on the border between Dream and Reality.