Anastasia Smirnova

Ahava means love

Class of: 2027

Major: Fine Arts BFA

Medium: Photography, Video

Faculty: Wendy Letven

Prompt: Create a 1 minute film out of photos (photo roman)

“Ahava means love” is a film about the sincere romantic relationship which ends sharply due to Merhak (distance in Hebrew). In this movie I wanted to show how fast can two people loving each other become strangers because of an unavoidable separation. The shooting is focused on the emotions and sound, there is no background or costumes: the film demonstrates a couple living in their own intimate world. The choice of Hebrew as a language of a movie refers to my personal story of a romantic relationship that I had.