This semi-autobiographical animated film was seven years in the making. Director and animator Signe Baumane turns to neuroscience in order to, quite literally, put themes such as love, sex, affection, gender roles and personal fulfilment under the microscope. Though it sounds overly intellectual at first, as soon as the benevolent nerve cell, one of the film's protagonists, appears on the screen, you soon find yourself growing attached to her, as she calmly and patiently explains all of the effects and emotions experienced by Zelma's body, thus offering the viewer insight into the youngster’s inner life. At the same time, we also hear the voices of the collective outside world, which appear time and again in the form of a female choir in order to show Zelma the way; one, however, which she perhaps doesn't want to follow. A deeply personal and, at the same time, universal story about love, failure and always starting anew.
Kammerbühne: original version with English subtitles + German simultaneous translation