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“Entropy”, when a relationship ends

What happens when a relationship ends? We feel lonely. But why do we feel this way? Where does the loneliness we feel come from? Matan Portnoy, a young Israeli director and photographer, tries to give his own interpretation to this question with his short film “Entropy”. 

According to the Tel Aviv-based director, starting from the fact that entropy is the degree of disorder of the particles during a chemical reaction, then in a relationship entropy is the degree of passion and pain that are felt and transformed into memories at the moment the relationship ends. 

Playing with evocative images in which colours have specific symbolism, Matan Portnoy tries to answer a question that he asks himself (and we ask ourselves): When everything is over, are we left alone with the memories of our loved ones or is it that those same memories are what keep us from being alone?

Written & Directed by Matan Portnoy
Director Of Photography – Tom Reichart
Producer – Noa Cymerman
Editor – Ido Zrihen.
Original Score – Soof Nikritin
Actors – Eran Ivgy, Inbal Erez
Art Director – Maayan Ladani
Assistant Director – Ido Toueg
Focus Puller – Mielle Lavie
Gaffer – Ashraf Joron
Assistant Gaffer – Tioma Tarachov
Key Grip – Ira Newman
Production Assistant – Yuval Lubezky
After Effects & VFX – Rotem Shapira
Mix & Sound Design – Gal Oved
Color Grading – Gal Issar, Lux Studio

“Entropy”, when a relationship ends