Ayala Shoshana Guy
I will take your shadow


Two brothers flee home during the Nazi regime. Generations later, their granddaughter weaves a dreamlike story of the untold past crossing into the present.


I will take your shadow is an experimental autobiographical animated film consisting of hundreds of hand-made monotype drawings and prints that have been digitally combined and manipulated. In the years 1939-1940, the two brothers Jancsi and Bandi were forced to leave Vienna while fleeing the Nazi regime. They sailed for a few months aboard the refugee ship Darien II in a desperate search for a safe home and arrived at what was known as British Palestine. Today, the director, Jancsi’s granddaughter, is lost in her own dreams, which bring the past of the men in her family into her everyday reality. The untold transforms into a search for all that is lost, yet persists and unfolds in its absence. The film offers a glimpse into a world where waking and dreaming are equally real, where passed down stories become a constant reality.


Writer, Director & Animator: Ayala Shoshana Guy
Audio designer and original score: Moses (Julian Hoffman)
Producers: Lili 丽丽 Nacht and Ayala Shoshana Guy

Watch the trailer

a preperation sketch

Technical Details

Length: 18 min 56 sec
Genre: Experimental Animation, Documentary
Main contact: Ayala Shoshana Guy / ayala.guy@gmail.com
Country: Germany
Original language: English
Subtitles: English, German and Herbrew
Sound: Stereo, 48000 Hz
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Color: Black and White

Stills from film