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The Swan at the Mouth of the River

The Swan at the Mouth of the River

Daphna Mero

Israel | 2021 | 20 min
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At 41, Bernd Burgmaier puts on his ballet shoes to dance The Dying Swan one last time, his favourite female role. After a successful career as a dancer in Les Ballets Trockadero, he left the stage, found love and settled in Tel Aviv. A docu-dance that sensitively challenges binary perceptions of life and gender.
Other festivals:
Haifa International Film festival, Israel (2021)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (2021)
Director Daphna Mero
Production Daphna Mero
Sound Design Ori Tchechik
Cinematography Yair Halper


Daphna Mero

Daphna Mero

Daphna Mero is a film director, choreographer and a professional dancer. She holds a Bacherlor in Dance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, a film diploma from Minshar for Art, Tel-Aviv and MFA in Film/​Video from MassArt, Boston. Her work draws inspiration from locations, spaces, and sites. They deal with the human experience via a novel medium, which incorporates visual art and dance. Her short experimental films have been screened in film festivals around the world, and she has won many awards and prizes for her work.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Family Trip (2008)
Cotton Candy (2010)
Washed (2012)
Demeter’s Spring (2012)
Migration (2015)

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