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
“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.