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THE BOOK OF GABRIELLE

by Lisa Gornick

synopsis

Gabrielle is writing an illustrated guide book on sex called 'How To Do It.' At a book signing she meets Saul, an established male writer who is straight. She both loves and hates his work which has seeped into her secular Jewish life from childhood. The more Gabrielle tells him about her book the more he wants to know about her life; the relationship with her younger girlfriend Olivia and her determination to "stop using my penis in sex". As her book takes form, is Saul jealous or desirous? Their friendship is tested as is Gabrielle's relationship with Olivia. The film muses on how we write, how we draw. And the nature of "story" and what it makes us do.

international title: The Book of Gabrielle
original title: The Book of Gabrielle
country: United Kingdom
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Lisa Gornick
film run: 80'
release date: DE 9/03/2017
screenplay: Lisa Gornick
cast: Allan Corduner, Lisa Gornick, Joni Kamen, Anna Koval, Ruth Lass
cinematography by: Amarjeet Singh
film editing: Johannes Bock, Amy Daneel, Maya T. Harris
art director: Jan-Marc Petroschka
music: Jasmin Kent Rodgman
producer: Margaret Glover, Lisa Gornick, Alex Thiele
production: 65 Wilding Films, Valiant Doll
distributor: Pro-Fun Media GmbH

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