Tracing Rita

Tracing Rita is a 75 minute film that explores six neurological conditions in different handmade animation techniques through the story of Rita, an animator suffering from anterograde amnesia.

Rita is the main character, and we see her at work in the studio, animating (Rita is animated, in a photo cut-out technique). Through additional radio interviews, voice mails, and snippets of her animation we learn that she is in her 50s, has a longtime partner who is also her producer, recording interviews is an important part of her process, and she is passionate about completing a series of shorts about people living with neurological conditions.

script & director Tess Martin | a co-production with Volya Film Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts | development supported by the Netherlands Film Fund