LOVE NOTEContest Name
:The Set-Up, Submission Date
:01-15-2020, Uploaded By
: Marcus Hanisch, Director,, Shot On:
ARRI Amira, Crew Members:
Berlin ,Germany , Germany Views:
A bored lazy girl degenerates in her overdigitalized single apartment. She sends emojis to her love interest, until a power cut forces her to write an analog love note.
Will we forget, how to write letters? Will we avoid going outdoor, if there is no more need to, when everything can easily be done from home? There was a survey called ‚Vermächtnisstudie‘. On of its core results says: the younger the people are, the more important real human connections are to them. Analogue contact as a reinvention.
The moment of encounter is LOVE NOTE’s climax. A real human connection, empathy, tangency. Magic that can only happen by eye contact. So rare and fugitive. To have this moment as intense and real as possible, the rest of the film is quite over the top. Dark kitsch reminding of Tim Burton drags us into a magic fairy tale world. Cut off from the outside world. The melancholy of hungry fish in a digital fish tank. A strange plush nightmare oversubscribing the return to analogue as a challenge to find relief in a real human kiss.