Sunday Matinee: E.W.A. [Short]

“The film, evoking Peter Greenways’ aesthetics, follows the daily life of Eva (played by Ukrainian model Aliyah Galyatadnova), a seventeen year old girl who suffers from a condition of constant nose bleeds, and the difficulties as well as benefits it presents her with in this confusing stage of her life.”

Being young can feel like a truly futile and painful existence at times. Most of know this, and hopefully most of us have moved on into the more adult like futile and extremely painful existence. Being a young person who doesn’t feel like they have been cut from the same cloth as “normal” people, can truly be a metaphorical constant nosebleed.

And that is exactly what New York-based director Gigi Ben Artzi has excellent portrayed in his second 16mm short film that is E.W.A. This is a film that evokes oh so common feelings of strength amongst the irregular humans of the world, especially during their youth. Aliyah Galyatadnova’s consistent nosebleeds are obviously just a physical manifestation of what too many people are feeling internally.

Aliyah’s brilliant performance is without a doubt the finest part of E.W.A., closely followed by the beautiful cinematography through a 16mm filter. And I would love to be on record by stating that if this film isn’t the best live action short film of the year, it is certainly one of the most important live action short films of 2017. I find this easy to pronounce.

And aren’t fine readers so damned lucky, that you can check out the entire film right here, right now. That is right! You don’t even have to move yourself off of Trainwreck’d Society to watch E.W.A. Check it out below, and I am certain you are going to be wanting to check out previous works from director Gigi Ben Arts. If not, well, you’re probably missing the point!

With that, please enjoy E.W.A. right here:

<p><a href=”″>E.W.A</a&gt; from <a href=”″>Gigi Ben Artzi</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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