East Village Entertainment

Silicone Soul

Silicone Soul

 
 

Silicone Soul explores the emotional connection some people have to their lifelike synthetic companions and what that means for the future of human relationships. Ultimately, this is a film about love, loneliness, secrets and, perhaps, acceptance. The bonds shown are diverse and layered: from romantic relationships, to friendships, to a recreation of the love between mother and child. Silicone Soul does not allow for its subjects to be easily labeled or judged. Instead, the film is a collection of resoundingly human stories that reflect universal themes—the desire for love, compassion and communication. Who are we to judge who…or what…people choose to love?  More about the film here.

Awards
“Best of Fest” - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, 2018
“Best Editing”- Covellite International Film Festival, 2018

Press

"Rich and well rounded” … "An exercise in human empathy” … "Instead of characterizing these people as weird and deviant (as perhaps many would), the film casts a non-judgmental eye on the lives of people who find it hard to be accepted by others. The result is a glimpse into a hidden world that is vulnerable and all about loneliness as well as the very primal human need to bond with others and to feel loved." … “Gilbert’s merit is not only in her gentle approach towards the world she explores, but also in her way of moving beyond the usual limits of the subject, looking into a wide range of human-doll relationships.”
- Bianca-Olivia Nita, Modern Times

“Non-Judgmental...Most Interesting...Eyebrow Raising”
- Sheila Flynn, Daily Mail

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Credits
Director: Melody Gilbert
Producers: Melody Gilbert, Dumitrita Pacicovschi, Joy Tomchin
Director of Photography: Igor Myakotin, Melody Gilbert    Editors: Ben Duffield, Miles Painter
Music/Composer: Charlie McCarron
2018, USA, 71 min, in English

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