Foot-Stretcher

  • Documentary 

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2017

  • Length: 57 minutes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)

 

Director: Inbar Hagai

Producer: Inbar Hagai

Editors: Danielle Kaganov, Inbar Hagai

Cinematographers: Danielle Kaganov, Bar Sharma, Ben Gal

Sound: Yehonatan Sasson

Synopsis:

“Foot Stretcher" documents a young artist's determination to become a ballerina

while simultaneously creating a film, although it is a lost cause due to her

physiological build and non-institutionalized practice.

Throughout the work the artist forces upon herself the physical aspects of a

ballerina, such as dietary restrictions and daily exercises.

The documentation begins when she sculpts and installs in her room a series of improvised ballet devices, for the purpose of stretching her body. Her rigorous training comes to a climax when she auditions for the Israeli Ballet.