Cin Wom ISS 01516 Art Cinema

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With its poetic, surreal imagery, Loss is a stylistically innovative and immersive short film based on a poem by Marisa Kate Gollus. Charlotte Vackova offers a haunting portrait of what it means to be human, creating a work of raw emotional intensity. Shot with elegance and sensitivity, Loss demonstrates Charlotte’s command of fleet cinematic storytelling. We are pleased to present Charlotte Vackova for this year's CinÊWomen Edition. Charlotte, tell us about your trajectory as a filmmaker. What inspired you to express yourself in this medium? I always wanted to make films, even in a primary school we used to pretend we are a little film crew, trying to recreate our favorite computer game into a film. Then at the age of 12, my best friend and I wrote a feature length script being very serious about ourselves before I took my first actual filmmaking class which kind of opened my eyes at that time. Filmmaking was always in

my mind and I am not really sure where it came from. I was just amazed by moving images, how naturally they can spread an idea and capture the moment. There are basically no restrictions, this medium lets me really do whatever I can imagine. This audiovisual medium is very complex, which I find very useful. For me it is the best way to express emotions. I like to push the boundaries and combine film with other media/art forms. How did you become involved with Loss and what attracted you to this film? My friend Veronika, who happened to be one of the actresses in Loss, introduced me to Marissa. I learned that she studies literature in the US and that she has a blog were she posts her poems. We agreed that we might do some collaboration together one day. It was in a beginning of summer holiday after my second year of Art school. I had enough of assignments and I really wanted to film something I would love, with