“Taliya.Date.Com” is a creative documentary that tells the story of Taliya Finkel’s quest for finding love in the estranged world of Internet dating.
This quest is based on a mouse, a keyboard and Photoshop tricks. After every date, Taliya writes a “documentary poem”. She easily transforms what most singles consider as distress into poetry and cinema. In this comic-tragic voyage with the guidance of her flat-mate Oded (extravagantly & cynically gay), she wanders from hope to humiliation and a few shabby Tel Aviv apartments. In addition, she drinks 45 cups of coffee (with soy milk) and gets involved with a few men and a single Husky puppy.
The movie portrays the bizarre, as well as normal, aspects of internet dating that are well known to every single who plays the romantic internet game in order to snatch the ultimate prize: True Love. The movie may, at first glance, seem like a romantic comedy. Still, it also contains a feminist message and uses an unusual combination of methods such as documentation, poetry and acting; as may be expected of a film that describes the modern, yet chaotic, world of Internet dating.
Supported by: Noga Communications-Israeli Documentary Channel 8
Pais council for the Arts
Prizes & Awards:
2012 TALIYA.DATE.COM Note for excellence in filmmaking Colombia Gorge International Film Festival, USA.
2011 TALIYA.DATE.COM Golden Remi Award winner Worldfilm, Houston, TX, USA.
2011 TALIYA.DATE.COM Audience award at Love Unlimited International Film Festival: Portland, OR, USA
Written about the film
STARKINSIDER MONICA TURNER 10.01.2011
It’s hard to find a good date in Tel Aviv. Nevertheless, Taliya is online, looking. She goes on (really) bad dates, draws unflattering self-portraits, and argues with her gay roommate Oded about whether she’s dieting. Then it’s back online. DocFest ’08 director Finkel (OVER MY DAD’S BODY) crafts a perfect blend of the tragic and comic in her search, not just for real love, but an acceptance of her own image and identity in a .jpeg world.
Movies in the Twilight of the Inner and the Outer Reality. The Insights of Taliya Finkel click to Read the article by Doron Rabinovici (English) from Dilleto Paper on art & culture II/2001. More info about the author Doron Rabinovici here
Jason Watches Movies – San Francisco Docfest -Opening Night
“The movie is a humorous look at dating, self-image, and poetry. She joins an online dating site and not only documents the dates (sometimes in reenactments, sometimes by bringing the original guys back for interviews) but she writes poems about each one.” Read more