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A young lesbian, Marina breaks up with her lover, and more acutely than ever, starts to question everything surrounding her life. What on earth are the definitions of what a lesbian is and how does she label herself as lesbian? How do sexual fantasies operate and do heterosexual norms not intervene in the homosexual? These questions and concerns are linked with another. The questions are expanded by an encounter with her neighbors who Marina comes across traversing London on a bicycle.
Director Lisa Gornick, playing a role of Marina herself, includes very serious and intellectual concerns but expresses it with her characteristic humorous sensibility, buoyantly and lightly, like the Jazz tracks in the film. Shot with a digital video camera, this low-budget film, Do I Love You? has the camera technique emphasizing its mobility and improvisation and the continuous subjective narrations, which effectively convey the character of the film, a kind of autobiographical writing. (Kwon Eun-sun)
Lisa GORNICKLisa GORNICK
Lisa Gornick was born and lives in London. She wrote and directed two short films: My Primary Lover Never Hollywood Kissed Me (1999) and Do I Love You? (2000). She also wrote, directed, drew and performed in two art installations using video and cartoons: The 12 Steps of Starting a Religion (2000) and A Graphic Love Story (2002). These were exhibited in London. Tick Tock Lullaby is her second feature and has also played in over 30 festivals worldwide and won the Best Feature award at Britspotting Berlin.