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Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2009 Program Note
Borrows Dr. Seuss’ famous villain, the Grinch, and transforms him from Whoville’s mythical Christmas hating goblin into a modern-day ex-girlfriend who breaks Abigail’s heart. Crushed by her loss, Abigail falls into a world of lovelorn misery, obsession, internet stalking and self-medicating. But finally, Abigail is struck by a sense of renewed self-worth, and triumphs over her love for the Grinch... or does she?
Taking a motif from Grinch, a notorious villain appearing in 「How the Grinch Stole Christmas」by Dr. Seuss, this comic short is full of humorous satire talking about the wounds and the healing of broken hearts in love. Abigail is in a nightmare since her exgirlfriend Grinch left her. Being obsessed with Grinch, she even stalks her online, but Grinch only laughs at her coldly. Abigail cries in self-pity and her friends try to soothe her, but nothing seems to work for her. Eventually she thinks she gets free of Grinch by meeting a new love, but this is not the way it really works. (CHO Hye-young)
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2009
Gabrielle ZILKHAGabrielle ZILKHA
Gabrielle Zilkha was introduced to the world of movie-making through her pursuit of an acting and playwriting career. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2004, she graduated from Dawson College in Montreal with a degree in Professional Theatre. She has recently completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Toronto in Equity Studies, English and Sexual Diversity Studies. Gabrielle is aiming for a more hopeful future, carving out a career path that combines her passion for social justice and cultural theory with her artistic love for video, film and theatre.