In the prestigious and historic setting of the Palais Royal in Paris, Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat questions the form of duet through contemporary dance and dialogue. This unique choreographic composition brings together two dancers with painted bodies in a virtuoso face-to-face experience. More than ever in this dual relationship, importance is given to movement, dialogue and the context in which it emerges.

  • Julia Gat
  • Emanuel Gat
  • Les Films Jack Fébus
  • Geneviève Osborne
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Alfred Bradley
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2018
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  • CultureBox
    Country: France
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Julia Gat

Julia Gat (born ‘97 Israel), is a photographer and filmmaker based between Marseille and Rotterdam. After being homeschooled as a child, Julia studied Arts & Humanities at the Open University of the UK, before transferring to Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.

Her work won the 1st Prize of Festival Portrait(s) de Vichy in 2016 and has been selected for the “Coups de Coeurs de Sylvie Hugues” at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2017. It has been exhibited in Europe and New York in the past 5 years and has been published online and on paper in PHOTO Magazine, Fisheye Magazine, iGNANT, L’Oeil de la Photographie, l’Insensé Photo and more.

Also interested in exhibition curation, Julia has created the curatorial Family Business. This project highlights the context of her main photographic theme, family documentation, presenting French, American and Israeli photographers. The project has been exhibited in France and in New York in 2016.

Working with the company Emanuel Gat Dance since 2016, Julia creates photos and videos in the context of dance. This is Julia's first short film as a director.

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Director Statement

What are the core aspects of human interaction?
With each other, their surroundings, or the photographer?
A certain chaotic harmony, created by the confrontation of people’s different realities all happening simultaneously, is what captivates me. I seek to go beyond the banalities of everyday life into dream-like instances of what it feels like to be human. Provocative freedom and heart-warming intimacy attract my eye, especially in the family context: growing up unschooled, alternative education plays a significant role in my work. In various contexts, I study the dynamics of how an individual define themselves within a group. Daughter of a painter and a choreographer, my observations stand between group dynamics and visual composition: light, form, color, movement and space are essential. My work is an open invitation to take an active look at the world around us; a contemplation of life and humanity.