Monday, November 13, 2017
Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, the Center for Near Eastern Studies and the Center for the Study of Religion.
About the Film
Dana and Amit met when they were 25, they married and had 2 children. Soon after their second child, Amit turned ultra-orthodox. Dana stayed secular. They are still very much in love. Will their love be able to overcome the growing gaps between them?
"Working in both documentary and drama, often blurring the line between the two, Ofek peels away the layers of Israeli reality, presenting a picture that is at times complex and uncomfortable, but always with a caring caress" - Jerusalem Film Festival
Running time - 54 minutes. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
About the Director
David Ofek is one of Israel’s leading and prolific documentary and television series makers. His award-winning body of works (with Yossi Madmoni and individually) includes: Bat Yam - New York (Israeli Academy Best TV Drama Series Award), No. 17 (Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary, Best Film - DocAviv Festival); the TV mini-series Melanoma My Love (Israeli Academy Award for Best Drama), The Ulpan (The Israeli Documentary Forum Award, Best Directing Award), Minimum Wage (Israeli Academy Award for Best Drama Series, Best Directing Award), and many more. This corpus of work changed the stereotype of the “Mizrahi” in Israeli Television.
Ofek was born in born in Ramat Gan and graduated from the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School in 1992. His student graduation films also received acclaim, including his documentary “High-Tech Dreams“, which won 1993 Jerusalem Film Festival best short award, and “Home” (written by Yossi Madmoni), which won the first prize award at 1994 Jerusalem film festival and dozens of international awards.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Center for the Study of Religion