“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 (mostly soy latte) and gets involved with a few men and a single Husky puppy. This 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.
Festival and Prizes
2011- Golden Remi Award winner Documentary section in Worldfilm International film festival, Houston, TX, USA. 2011-. feature documentary Audience Award winner in Love Unlimited International Film Festival: Portland, OR, USA. San Francisco DocFest, USA. official section. 16.10.2011 more info here. Singapore Intrernational Film Festival, official selection 17.9.2011 more info here.
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