The Book of Gabrielle

29 settembre 2017 - ore 21:00

The Book of Gabrielle2018-09-01T22:47:39+00:00

Project Description

The Book of Gabrielle

di Lisa Gornick (UK, 2017), 80’, v.o. inglese, sott. Italiano

Il film sarà preceduto da un live drawing show della regista Lisa Gornick: una riflessione su come scriviamo, come disegniamo e cosa ci spinge a farlo.

Gabrielle sta scrivendo un libro illustrato sul sesso. La curiosità professionale la conduce a Saul Bernard, uno scrittore famoso diventato laico dopo essere cresciuto in una famiglia ebrea. Più Gabrielle gli racconta del suo libro, più lui vuole modellare il suo successo, ma Gabrielle si ribella e si libera dal suo tutoraggio patriarcale.

The Book of Gabrielle

by Lisa Gornick (UK, 2017), 80’, v.o. english sub. Italian

Gabrielle is writing an illustrated guide book on sex called ‘How To Do It.’ At a book signing she meets Saul, an established male writer who is straight. She both loves and hates his work which has seeped into her secular Jewish life from childhood. The more Gabrielle tells him about her book the more he wants to know about her life; the relationship with her younger girlfriend Olivia and her determination to “stop using my penis in sex”. As her book takes form, is Saul jealous or desirous? Their friendship is tested as is Gabrielle’s relationship with Olivia. The film muses on how we write, how we draw. And the nature of “story” and what it makes us do.