DFA DocLove presents
at Labia on Orange, Cape Town
Thursday, 9 April 2009 at 20h30
Free for DFA members on opening night!
Phie Ambo, 2007
"Mechanical Love" is a documentary on the interrelationship between robots and humans. The film portrays people who have a close relationship with a robot, and it takes us from the high temple of robot technology, Tokyo, Japan, to Braunschweig, Germany, to Italy and back to Copenhagen, Denmark. By this world tour director Phie Ambo seeks to highlight the human need for love and our craving to be loved by others – perhaps the two most important aspects of life. Through the main characters, she examines the cultural differences in how we accept emotional robots in the East and the West.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Denmark
RUNNING TIME 79 min
TECHNICAL DATA 35mm / 2.35:1 (cinemascope) / 2188 m / colour / Dolby SR
LANGUAGE Danish, English, German, Italian, Japanese dialogue, English subtitles
The DocLove Team