Israel, Germany 2019
Helpless and chained by his need to dominate, he becomes a danger to himself and his beloved ones.
The emotions they experienced were raw and spontaneous - a laugh was a real burst of joy and surprise. Anger was genuine, not performed. Nevertheless, everything was carefully controlled and directed in order to escalate into moments of explosive sincerity.
The outer frames of plot and theme are closely constructed, but the building blocks of emotions, energies and dialogue are deeper, richer and more intense than anything I could write in a script. The outcome offers a completely new definition to storytelling, filmmaking and drama. Unlike fiction filmmaking, the drama is not performed. It is alive and spontaneous and therefore highly authentic. Yet, it is controlled and follows a well defined plot. Unlike niche approaches which blur the lines between fiction and life, we are able to experience the most intense moments from the most intimate positions. It’s like being a fly on the wall when a real emotional climax unfolds. It is something that is almost impossible for fiction or documentary to achieve.
Since 2012, Yaron is working on his ambitious project - LOVE TRILOGY, a world of intertwined human stories told from three different angles. Each film stands for itself, and the three-combined present an epic and surprising scope on the notion of love.
2019 - LOVE TRILOGY: CHAINED
2018 - LOVE TRILOGY: STRIPPED
2013 - LIFE SENTENCES, doc.
2009 - AJAMI
2003 - DISPHORIA, short
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Yaron Shani
Written by: Yaron Shani
Produced by: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari, Michael Reuter
Cinematography: Nizan Lotem, Shai Skiff
Editing: Yaron Shani
Sound: Nir Alon, Aviv Aldema
Main Cast: Eran Naim (Rashi), Stav Almagor (Avigail)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2019