Portfolio Manon Bovenkerk

Julia/Guiliana (film)

Experimental film, animation

Julia/Guiliana is an intermediate form of animation, cinema and graphic novel. The story is narrated in film stills, comprised of delicate charcoal drawings and photographs of impassable modernistic architecture. Unable to truly relate to her surroundings, Julia sinks deeper and deeper into solitude and doubt. Is the woman she is seeing really her doppelgänger or just a hallucination? The film is an exploration of the possibilities of 'sequential narrative' as well as a personal declaration of love for a famous actress from the cinema of the 60's.



Cineffable, Paris, FR, 2008

Portable Film Festival, Melbourne, AU, October 2008 (frontpage showcase)

Amsterdam Shorts! festival, NL, 2008 (Filmbank Finest)

Celluloid/Digitaal, De Balie, Amsterdam, NL, 2008

Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, NL, 2008

Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht, NL, 2008

Nashville Film Festival, USA, 2009

Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective, in 8 arthouse cinemas, NL, 2009

Exhibition Stressed Space, KW14, Den Bosch, NL, 2009

Michelangelo Antonioni Retrospective, Eye Film, Amsterdam, NL, 2015


Genre: charcoal on paper, photography, animation / experimental

Direction, animation: Manon Bovenkerk
Music: Danny Weijermans
Photography: Awoiska van der Molen
Production: Impakt Works
Year: 2008
Lenght: 9 minutes
Stereo sound
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Screening formats: H264, ProRes
Distribution: EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam