35mm, 6,5 minutes, colour
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake set in a doll's house.
The woman has probably pictured the evening differently.
This film was made with the support of the Dutch Film Fund
and the Master's programme in Film of the
Netherlands Film and Television Academy.
"If you are one of those people who think that you shouldn't play with dolls after a certain age, then Elegy will prove you wrong. Although the protagonists of the film are merely ragged cast-offs made from wool and stuffing, their portrayal of powerlessness is imbued with a convincing stubbornness. "
Albert Wulffers, filmmaker, professor Rietveld Academy, NFTA master
festivals and screenings:
Afghanistan International Women's Film Festival Herat, 2014
Broadcast on NPO Cultura, theme week Holland Animation Film Festival, march 2014
Explositie XVI, Sint-Joseph church Amsterdam, Netherlands, december 2013
l'Alternativa 20 Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, Spain, november 2013
Extrapool, Nijmeegse Kunstnacht, Netherlands, september 2013
Incubate festival Tilburg, september 2013
Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands, march 2013: Competition Dutch Animation
Eye Film Institute Netherlands, 2012 graduation show NFTA master: Below Sea Level / Explorations in Film
Julia Kaiser (Cologne 1977) studied classical and modern dance in Cologne and Arnhem before she
went to the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, where she graduated in 2004 with three short films.
In 2005 she set up production house HARRYFILM in Amsterdam to develop and realize her work.
2012 Afscheid van Han 11 min, 16mm / DCP, Netherlands
2012 Elegie 6,5 min, 35mm, Netherlands
2008 Waiting for Ralf 14,5 min, S-16mm to digital Betacam, Netherlands
2004 Harry’s Première 13 min, 35mm, Netherlands
2004 Gelato al Limon 3,5 min, 16mm Netherlands
2004 Die Roten Schuhe 5 min, 16mm, Netherlands
2003 plafondschildering (painted ceiling) installation, 16 mm, loop
2009 - 2012 Master Film, Netherlands Film and Television Academy, Amsterdam (cum laude)
1999 - 2004 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam: Vorheen Audiovisueel (BFA)
1996 - 1999 Dansacademie Arnhem, Hogeschool voor de kunsten Arnhem: dance performance
1995 - 1996 Balletakademie Köln, Hochschule für Musik Köln: preliminary training
1987 - 1996 Abtei Gymnasium Brauweiler, Abitur 1996
2012 Dutch Filmfund: script development grant for Zachte Krachten
2009 Dutch Filmfund: post production grant for Elegie
2007 Dutch Filmfund: script development grant for Elegie
Dutch Filmfund: post production grant for Waiting for Ralf
Dutch Filmfund: study grant for European Films Crossing Borders, Berlin
2006 Dutch Filmfund: study grant for ECAFIC
Dutch Filmfund: script development grant for FEUERZANGE RELOADED
Dutch Filmfund: production grant for Waiting for Ralf
Dutch Filmfund: script development grant for Waiting for Ralf
2005 Dutch Filmfund: script development grant for FEUERZANGE RELOADED
for more info, see: harryfilm.net/en/EL-e.php