LIKES reveals the true reasons why we use social media. The truth we always knew but were afraid to admit. All you need is Likes!
Director: Serge Fenenko.
Writer: Artem Golikov.
Cast: Natali Prosvetova, Dimitri Ivanov, Evgeniya Timonova.
Production: Novocortex (Netherlands-Russia) in co-operation with the Just Like Other Animals (Все как у зверей) channel.
A status update used in this short film is the actual script of LIKES posted by Artem Golikov on his Facebook page. Numbers of Likes and Shares in the film correspond to their real numbers on Facebook.
Mi3ch is one of the most influential bloggers in Russia. And Yes, Mi3ch left a big, meaningful and engaging comment (35 characters!) on Facebook. Of course, he firmly liked the film.
The Facebook list of favourite films in the opening scene includes Last Tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci, Histoire d’O by Just Jaeckin, Jamón Jamón by Bigas Luna, 9 1/2 weeks by Adrian Line and Basic Instinct by Paul Verhoeven.
The short film LIKES is thought to be influenced by Her of Spike Jonze. Although we love Her, it’s not true. The script of LIKES was published on 17 November 2013 on Facebook and LiveJournal, and Her was released on 18 December 2013 in the US and on 14 February 2014 in Europe.