A man has become so disenchanted with the women around him that he has chosen for a bachelor lifestyle. But he is also a skillful artist. In his solitude, he creates a sculpture of a woman for himself, an idol so perfect that he falls in love with it. Before long, he is treating it like a real-life lover…
This wordless, live-action puppet short film uses the classical Pygmalion story to explore contemporary issues such as objectification and the “male gaze,” media culture and image worship, social withdrawal and hikikomori syndrome.
Screenplay, creation, performance, film and sound by Kris Fleerackers.
Adapted from the classical tale of Pygmalion by the Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid), with music by Jean Philippe Rameau.
Length: 13 min 45 s
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