“Mercury’s Retrograde” Short Film by Zohar Dvir
Royal College of Art grad Zohar Dvir describes her student film Mercury’s Retrograde as “an inner dialogue about seeking answers, presented in a comic and lighthearted way, concealing a deeper tragic truth of our generation.”
Zohar Dvir: “In an overwhelming and chaotic world it seems like the only way to live through it is disconnecting ourselves emotionally.
“We are lost, detached, and we have replaced our intuition and inner truth with external sources that give us the sense and order: Are you having an anxiety attack? It’s probably because Mercury is in retrograde. Afraid of leaving your house and catching Coronavirus? It’s because your moon is in cancer.
“Tarot readings, psychics, acupuncture, rituals – there are so many places we can go to when we seek answers. We got to the point that we can’t make any decisions, and we don’t trust ourselves anymore.”
School: Royal College of Art
Director/animator/writer: Zohar Dvir
Voices: Amy Toledano, Alexia Charoud, Christian Pecher, Hugo Charoud
Sound Design: Alexia Charoud