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Israel 2018

Synopsis

Ariel, a well-off, childless man, gets a phone call from his college girlfriend. She needs to tell him a couple of very surprising things: first, when they broke up twenty years ago, she was pregnant and went on to have a lovely boy. The second thing will make Ariel explore the hidden aspects of parenthood and change his life forever.

Director's Biography

Savi Gabizon is a renowned and leading film director in Israel. His three films, SHUROO, LOVESICK ON NANA STREET and NINA’S TRAGEDIES were all box-office hits that brought the highest number of audience to theatres in the years they came out. All three films were extremely well-received by cinema critics, won at the Israeli Academy Awards and were chosen to represent Israel at the American Oscars in the foreign film category. Together, Gabizon’s three films won 24 Israeli Academy Awards – among them best film, best director and best screenplay. All three films participated in many international film festivals, won several prizes and were distributed in numerous countries. Savi Gabizon is a professor at the Film and Television department of the Tel Aviv University where he teaches filmmaking and screen-writing workshops.

Filmography:
2018 - LONGING
2008 - LOST AND FOUND, TV series
2003 - NINA’S TRAGEDIES
1995 - LOVESICK ON NANA STREET
1990 - SHUROO
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Savi Gabizon

Written by : Savi Gabizon

Produced by : Savi Gabizon, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi, Tami Leon

Director of Photography : Asaf Sudry

Editor : Tali Halter Shenkar

Costume Design : Michal Dor

Hair & Make up Artist : Orly Ronen

Sound Design : Yossi Epfelbaum

Special Effects Supervisor: Dani Cohen

Main Cast : Shai Avivi (Ariel), Asi Levi (Ronit)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018