The Love Archive
Short documentary 16:00 min. 2014
Ofir and Tomer want to become parents. Before moving in into a new flat, Ofir digitizes letters and photos from his past loves in order to leave his past behind.
A Portrait of the Artist as an Ex-Lover
Portable hard disks are like graves, but at the same time they are full of life. Words, images and sounds are being captured and scanned, flattened and unified into one so called coherent, frozen narrative which we, the “users”, tell ourselves repeatedly against the danger of oblivion.
"The Love Archive" is an offer to see the finder of a computer as a time machine, maybe the only possible true territory for a Séance to one's ex-lovers. However the digital journey becomes cinematic, allowing the myth to keep on living. Surfing between genders and continents I try to assemble my fragmented portrait from the sum of my loves, saying: that's how it was; wondering if there is any progress from one love to another. It is this illusion of mastering the memory, of shaping it over and over again which lies at the heart of the film.
Director, scriptwriter: Ofir Feldman
Editor: Eitan Mor
Sound editing: Nin Hazan
Online and color corrections: Avi Levy
Advisor: Amir Tausinger
Producers: Efrat Cohen, Hilla Shitrit - Gaudeamus Productions
Produced in association with: Tel Aviv University, HOT Television’s Channel 8 and with the support of the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts and the Gesher Multicultural Fund.
Depth Of Field International Film Festival Competition, Nassau Delaware. AWARD OF MERIT
UK Jewish Film, Manchester
Sziget Festival (Best of TLV Fest), Budapest
Directors Lounge 48-hours-neukölln, Berlin
Rio Gender & Sexuality Film Festival
The 10th Outview Athens International queer film festival, Athens
Węgiel International Short Film Festival, Katowice
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, Bucharest
The 10th TLV Fest LGBT International Film Festival, Tel Aviv
Detour on the road Fest 014, Rome
Digital Relations, Channel 8 HOT VOD, Israel
The 16th TLV Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv Cinematheque
The 4th Print Screen Festival, Mediateque Holon, Israel