Love Trilogy: Chained

by Yaron Shani

Synopsis

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A well-respected police officer dreams of having a child with his newly-wedded wife. His world is shaken when two boys accuse him of sexually harassing them. As his inquiry progresses, the shame and helplessness reveal unexpected sides in his character.

Synopsis

Rashi has been a police officer for 16 years, a guardian of others and the law, always in control. Despite his constant exposure to violence, he dearly hopes to have a child with his wife Avigail. Then Rashi’s world is shaken. He is accused of sexual assault and suspended from the force due to his conduct during a standard police-check on some privileged boys. While defending his innocence at work, he finds himself clashing at home with his Lolita-like step-daughter who is as assertive and stubborn as he is, defying his authority. His wife becomes gradually distant.

Helpless and chained by his need to dominate, he becomes a danger to himself and his beloved ones.

 

 

 

Specifications

2019- Israel / Germany – 4K – 112 min – 1:2.40 – 5.1 – Hebrew

Original title

Eynayim Sheli

written & directed by

Yaron Shani

Produced by

Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari (Black Sheep Film Productions), Michael Reuter (The Post Republic)

Financial supporters

With the support of Israel Film Fund, Misrad Hatarbut, Moetzet hakolnoa, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Mifal Hapais, ZDF/Das Kleine Fernesehspiel and Arte

Cast

Rashi  ERAN NAIM

Avigail  STAV ALMAGOR

Yasmin STAV PATAY

Crew

Editor Yaron Shani

Cinematographers  Shai Skiff & Nizan Lotem

Sound Recordist Nir Alon

Sound Designer & Mix Aviv Aldema

Bio-Filmo

Born in 1973, Yaron Shani is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Film Department.

He co-directed AJAMI (2009- 1st feature length) together with Scandar Copti acclaimed internationally. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film, Caméra d’Or – Special Mention, 5 Israeli Academy awards, Golden Alexander at Thessaloniki IFF, Sutherland Trophy at London IFF and Best Feature Film at Jerusalem IFF.

LIFE SENTENCES (2013) co-directed with Nurit Kedar won the Award for Best Documentary at the Jerusalem IFF.

Press Quotes

“..a corrosive power”  VARIETY

« gripping and intense film » The Upcoming

« A remarkable drama » ; « Eran Naim has, with its massive appearance, an astonishing screen presence. » RBB (radio/Germany)

Festivals & Awards

Berlinale –  Panorama (2019)

Transatlantyk (Poland) – Competition

European Film Festival Palić (Serbia) – Official Competition Section – SPECIAL MENTION to the director Yaron Shani and the actor Eran Naim

Monterrey (Mexico) – Israelian Focus

Jerusalem Film Festival (Israel) – Competition –  Best Film,  Best Actor for Eran Naim & Audience Award

Israeli Film Academy – Best Director, Best actor for Eran Naim

Asia Pacific Screen Awards – In Competition

European Film Award – Nomination for Feature film section

Chicago (USA) – World Cinema- US PREMIERE