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directed by:

Anna Gudnicheva

“Attraction” is a captivating and metaphoric short film that explores the inner world of a woman and the profound impact a man has on her emotions. Through visually arresting imagery, the film delves into the complex tapestry of human feelings, highlighting the transformative power of connection and the vulnerability inherent in relationships.

The film opens with a woman named Lily going about her daily routine, which are represented as an endless monotonous unraveling of chains. She is free, but confused, in a state of apathy and insensitivity. Her emotions are represented by girls who are in the inner world. Each girl depicts the state in which Lily is in a given period of time, intertwined with her every action and thought, creating a dynamic visual narrative.

One day, a man named Evan enters Lily's life. As Evan appears, a huge beam lights up behind him, symbolizing his presence as a catalyst for change. With his arrival, Lily's emotional landscape transforms. The first girl is activated in the head, personifying the stormy beginning of desire.

As Lily and Evan spend time together, their interactions are visualized through a choreography of colors and shapes. When they connect intimately, the screen bursts into a breathtaking display of vibrant hues, conveying the exhilaration and passion they share. Conversely, moments of tension and conflict manifest as clashing and discordant colors, highlighting the challenges inherent in their relationship.

Throughout the film, Lily's emotional journey is juxtaposed with fleeting glimpses of Evan's emotions, portrayed through complementary visuals that intertwine with Lily's own experiences. This artistic representation emphasizes the duality and mutual influence present in their connection.

As their relationship evolves, Lily's emotions undergo a transformation. The colors that once clashed and clashed now find harmony, reflecting a deepening sense of understanding and acceptance. However, the visual narrative also acknowledges the bittersweet nature of love, as Lily's emotions continue to shift, ebbing and flowing like waves crashing on a shore.

In a poignant climax, Lily and Evan confront a pivotal moment that tests the boundaries of their connection. The rampage in Lily's inner world intensifies, reaching a crescendo of emotion, as they face a critical decision that will forever alter their paths. The visual representation of their emotions merges and separates, capturing the fragility and uncertainty that accompanies profound choices.

"Attraction" is a visually striking and metaphorical short film that delves into the intricacies of human emotion and the transformative power of relationships. Through its evocative visuals and symbolic storytelling, the film invites viewers to contemplate their own emotional landscapes and the profound impact others have on their lives. It serves as a reminder that love and connection are complex and ever-changing, resonating with the universal experiences of human emotion.

Project Specs:

Experimental, Music Video


Russian Federation



Curated with love for films

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