This is the start of several months of residency for Israeli director Rachel Gutgarts for the production of her short film Via Dolorosa.
Rachel Gutgarts is graduated from the animation department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, with focus on experimental techniques, mainly animated silk screen prints. In 2017 She directed A Love Letter to the One I Made Up, her graduation film. It was screened at many film and animation festivals around the world.
She has been collaborating in different projects with several independent artist-run studios in Israel and Europe. Currently based in Tel-Aviv, working as a freelance animator, editor and designer, alongside documentary filmmaking and experimental animation.
Via Dolorosa is an introspective journey into the life of a 14-year-old girl lost to adult madness. The short film also draws a secret portrait of the city of Jerusalem.
This film, produced by Miyu Productions received production support. The director, Rachel Gutgarts, will be in residence from September 6th 2021 to September 2nd 2022.