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a tribute to Israeli cinema upon reaching its 80th anniversary

 

A unique artistic project of young, vibrant filmmaking, which stems from Israel’s cinematic past. 9 Young filmmakers showcased 8 short films, inspired by local classics.This homages bring together the next generation of Israeli cinema with past legends such as Uri Zohar, Savi Gabizon, Boaz Davidson, Raffi Bukai, Dover Kosashvili, and breathed new life into their work.

Elevation
a Tribute to Lovesick on Nana Street – 1995
20 min, fiction
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director: ophir ben shimon
 
 

The Sabbath is a few hours away. Victor, a confirmed ultra-Orthodox Jew, is stuck in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv after missing the last bus home. Seeking to find his way out, he encounters a different everyday reality that evokes long forgotten feelings.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013); haifa iff (2013); Uppsala iff (2013); Gold Panda TV Festival (2013); Zubroffka iff (2013); washington jff (2013); San Diego JFF (2015)

Cherries
a Tribute to Lemon popsicle – 1978

20 min, fiction

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director: Noa Osheroff

 

The Sabbath is a few hours away. Victor, a confirmed ultra-Orthodox Jew, is stuck in cosmopolitan Tel Aviv after missing the last bus home. Seeking to find his way out, he encounters a different everyday reality that evokes long forgotten feelings.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013); haifa iff (2013); Exground Filmfest Wiesbaden Germany (2013); Edinburgh Film Festival (2013); Dresden Film Festival (2013); rehovot iwff (2013); uk jff (2014); washington jff (2015)

 

 

zazaland
a Tribute to to Late Marriage – 2001

12 min, fiction

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director: maayan cohen

 

It is the night of Gur and Dikla’s engagement ceremony . The two Georgian families are tense, waiting for Gur. Outside, Gur's father is scheming to wed Madonna – his mistress' daughter, to Gur. Will Gur keep his sexual identity hidden for the sake of tradition? In this tragic comedy Gur has to choose his destiny.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013); tlv lgbt ff (2013); Florence Queer Festival (2014); uk jff (2014); Taiwan lgbt ff (2014); Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, russia (2014); Espresso Ff, austria (2014); Barcelona lgbt Ff (2014); seattel jff (2014)

 

Inta Omri
a Tribute to Avanti Popolo – 1986

20 min, fiction

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director: Adiya Imri Orr

 

It's a little known fact that within the already conflicted reality of Israel, Arab soldiers also serve in the Israeli army. On the memorial day of Yom Kippur, a small unit is sent to reinforce a remote army post alongside the Syrian border, but they discover it surprisingly abandoned. Inexplicably, the commander decides not to report the situation, and from that moment on every possible complication arises.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013); haifa iff (2013); Other Israel Film Festiva (2014); cherry hill jff (2015)

The Inspector
a Tribute to The Policeman – 1971

18 min, fiction

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directors: Ori Ben Yossef, Elad Goldman

 

Albert, an aging parking inspector from Tel Aviv is retiring after many years of loyal service. Worrying about life without work, he starts peeping at his neighbor Maya and her son, fantasizing about the day they’ll all become one big happy family.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013)

 

The Garden
a Tribute to Drifting – 1983

14 min, fiction

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director: Hod Winter

 

Robie, a gay film director, is asked by the Gay Association to direct a vampire musical in Independence Park (an old cruising site in Tel Aviv). When betrayal and lust on the set takes over, Robie’s attempt to direct the musical turns out to be a story about love and old-age.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013); MARDI GRAS IFF (2015); torino glff (2015)

thomas leaves
a Tribute to The Dress – 1969

12 min, fiction

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director: Yuval Shani

 

Thomas returns to his apartment to collect the last of his belongings. Encountering the new additions to his old roommate’s life, he reminisces upon their complex relationship and looks for closure.

 

festivals: Tel Aviv Isff (2013)

BENCHED
a tribute to Big Eyes - 1974

23 min, fiction

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director: Gill Weinstein

 

Baruch, a past basketball star, left the big city in the 70s and became an ultra-Orthodox Jew. He now returns to find Sivan, one of his mistresses that he left behind. This desperate attempt to savor some of his old life again fails, when she doesn’t let him back into her home, where she lives with his estranged son.

 

festivals: Montreal World Film Festival(2012); Reykjavík Iff (2012), Brussels Jff (2013); Tel Aviv Isff (2013); NYC Iff (2013); Washington Jff (2013);  Israeli Film Festival, Ontario California (2013); Pittsburgh Jff (2013);  Tirana iff (2013); Warsaw Jff (2013); Sao Paolo jff (2014)