Beats

Olivia is a pianist who uses her lovers’ heartbeats to compose the songs for her album.

One day, she finds a stethoscope on her piano and while her cat takes a stroll on the piano keys she takes the opportunity to listen to its heartbeat. To her surprise, the feline’s heartbeats have a musicality that fills her with inspiration, and she starts to translate every beat into a piano note. Unwittingly, she finds an infallible composition method. Then, an idea pops up: seeking hearts to use heartbeats as melodies.

In the search of different musicalities, she turns from one lover to another. Using this method, she creates new songs and moves forward in her work. But when she is about to finish her album, the encounter with the last heart faces her with love, and in this case, she can only hear silence.

This story speaks about that moment prior to artistic creation, that moment when we turn to someone else to find something that, actually, lies within us.

  • Tamara Ajzensztat
    Director
  • Tamara Ajzensztat
    Writer
  • Tamara Ajzensztat
    Producer
  • Maria Florencia Franco
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Latimos
  • Project Type:
    Animation
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tamara Ajzensztat

Tamara Ajzensztat has a Director of Photography diploma from the National School of Film (ENERC-INCAA). Since 2009, she works as a camera assistant and digital image technician (DIT) in films, TV shows and advertising. She also works as a director of photography mostly for documentaries.
She participated in Storytelling and Dramaturgy Workshops. She has been attending to Script classes and she has been writing her own scripts for the last five years. Latimos is her first time as a filmmaker.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

We believe that the only way to grasp the deep sense of this story is through real interdisciplinary work, because, as Bresson said, we don’t film to illustrate a thesis or to show only the external appearance of men and women, but to discover the stuff they are made of. To reach an unreachable heart.