UnLonely Film Festival 5

Routine

A young man trapped in a daily routine where every single day is so very similar to the previous one.

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Meet the Filmmaker

What is their why?

“Studying in a foreign country, I felt very alone. Everyday new and extraordinary things were becoming boring routines. Waking up, studying, coming back home, working on homework till late night, bad habits, endless loneliness and depression were my companions.

As an artist, having thought over and experiencing my own life, I understood that it would be great drama-story. Year after year main character and his (symbolizing my then-state of mind) anti-hero Routine were being built and drawn in my head.

By showing this short animation to wide audience I received an incredible and inspiring feedback. My own routine is yet with me, sometimes it’s hard to fight it, but I believe, that the next episode will definitely have a happy ending!”

Valeria Dakhovich is an Energodar-born Ukrainian artist. She graduated Instytut Sztuki UO in 2017 and is currently living and working in Israel.

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Join the Conversation

Take a moment to think about your daily routine. Can you find time to schedule in 15 minutes of self-care each day? Maybe it’s meditating, catching a coffee with an old friend or colleague or going for a walk?

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3 Comments

  1. Laura

    I could identify with the sameness and the loneliness of the character. There is noise, sounds of life around him but he doesn’t see anyone rise, nor do I. In his case there ha e to be people where he lives abs works. His work hours are S0 long not giving him much time to do much when he does(and I assume he does) have time off.Not sure what the black
    Thing is but Luke my puppy he’s now a presence I. My life- most of the time a comforting one.

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  2. Sheila

    I notice that he has good habit of fixing his breakfast with varied foods. But he has the bad habit of smoking. He needs to take better care of himself. He could use counseling, but may be unaware of that option. He seems unaware, not self reflective.

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  3. Anonymous

    There is comfort in routine and also discomfort without change even in little ways we dont grow and become resilient. It is all about balance. Balance in everything..

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