PavlovISR 2015 4’
29.09 TH 16.30, 30.09 FR 15.00 @Katowice City of Gardens: room 211
DIRECTED BY: Elior Ziegelwax
SCREENPLAY BY: Elior Ziegelwax
PRODUCED BY: Bezalel School of Art and Design
The short animation by Elior Ziegelwax tells the story of a tough friendship between the protagonist and his girlfriend’s pit bull, the aforementioned Pavlov. The man’s story is told at a breakneck pace through voiceovers: the beginnings of a relationship, college, working on a book. The most important, however, are the subsequent walks with the dog, full of bizarre, wild adventures. The tale slows down once the protagonist suffers a breakdown and lands in the hospital, where he is diagnosed with depression. In his fight for mental health, Pavlov remains a faithful companion. The metaphor-rich style of Ziegelwax turns the seemingly weird story into a clever tale of depression and the benefits of dogotherapy.
Director, animator, graduate from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. “Pavlov” is his diploma film.