Tomorrow My Love
Director: Gitanjali Rao
Country of production: India
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 4 mins
An old man must find a way to make his beloved’s time in the hospital less dreary, without being able to hold her hand. Memories, music and a cat bring them together in the midst of the pandemic. ‘Tomorrow My Love’ is a ballad about touching the heart without being able to touch.
Gitanjali Rao is the writer and director of Bombay Rose, an animated feature film that opened the Venice Critics’ Week 2019 followed by Toronto IFF, Busan IFF, Macao IFF and Marrakech IFF. Her début feature film has since been to over 50 international festivals in 2019-20. The film won seven awards including the Silver Hugo at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and Silver Gateway at MAMI, Mumbai International Film Festival. It is now available on Netflix.
Gitanjali emerged into the international stage with the animated short film ‘Printed Rainbow’ which premièred and won three awards in the Cannes Critics’ Week, 2006. The film made it to the Oscar shortlist in 2008 and won 25 awards.
A self-taught animator and filmmaker, Gitanjali has independently produced seven animated short films which have been to over 150 international film festivals and received more than 30 awards. They have been showcased in international art biennials in India, Poland and USA. Her latest short animation, “Tomorrow My Love” has had its World premiere at the 74th Locarno Film Festival 2021.
Her body of work includes animated commercials, pre-production for animated features, logo-motions, as well as graphic novels and illustrated stories. She has been part of the jury for several international film festivals including Cannes Critics’ Week 2011.