Ziv is a 17-year old talented sensitive musician. He still lives with his parents and is about to enter the army where he will be forced into ‘manhood’ and stripped of his innocence and dreams. Across the street lives the beautiful 34-year old Alice, a successful author and emancipated woman. A random meeting between the two will catalyze attraction and understanding, then following a terrible incident, destruction and growth. Alice will be stripped of her confidence and strong social image, and left to struggle to find inner peace.
2018 – Israel / Germany – 4K – 120 min – 2.4 – 5.1 – Hebrew
Written and Directed by
Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari (Black Sheep Film Productions)
Michael Reuter (The Post Republic)
with the support of Israel Film Fund, Misrad Hatarbut, Moetzet hakolnoa, Hitahdut, YES, ZDF/ Das Kleine Fernesehspiel and ARTE
Cinematographers Shai Skiff, Nizan Lotem
Editor Yaron Shani
Sound Recordist Nir Alon
Sound designer & Mix Aviv Aldema
Alice LALIV SIVAN
Ziv BAR GOTTFRIED
Amos ELAD SHNIDERMAN
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.
Festivals & Awards
2018 Venice Orizzonti – Official Selection
Haifa IFFF – Best Editor, Best Leading Actress