Israeli Shorts Program – (S)Laughter is the Best Medicine
Director: Matan Glazovsky, Liron Hod, Max Shlomovitz, Tal Shmunis, Gil Vesely
Length: 62 minutes
Available from 23/12/2020 to 31/01/2021.
Israeli Short Genre Films – Comedy Program
5 Films, 62 Mins Total
While We Stayed Home
Director: Gil Vesely
Cast: Amit Roth, Aleeza Chanowitz
Fantastic Horror comedy. Boy meets girl during the global pandemic, at the height of lockdown. Flirting becomes complicated with masks on, especially when both hide a secret underneath.
6 mins, Non-speaking film
Director: Liron Hod
Cast: Noy Blushinsky, Liran Mizrahi, Yoav Blum, Maor Bar, Gali Ashkenazi Levine
Yael returns to the kibbutz where she grew up, expecting to find a safe space. Turns out a lethal gas leak poisoned the residents and turned them into…
Produced at Seminar Hakibutzim
19 min, Hebrew, English subs
Director: Tal Shmunis
Cast: Yaniv Biton, Loai Noufi, Alona Zimberg
Horror Comedy. Con-artist Duo, a Jewish and a Muslim, performs (false) exorcisms comes across a real Dybbuk that confronts them with their private sins.
Produced at Minshar School of Art, supported by the Israeli New Fund for Cinema and Television NFCT.
18 min, Hebrew, Arab, Yiddish, English Subs.
The Moscow Scholar
Director: Matan Glazovsky
Cast: Gleb Glazovsky, Maximilian Kloiber, Michael Levi, Daniel Boggio, Zvika Berkoviz, Shachar Rosenfeld, Moti Shmitt, Ruth Levin, Lee-At Green
A festive gathering around a dinner table, including a failed opera singer, her fiancé and their families, turns into to a lethal dark comedy.
Produced at the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School.
7 min, Hebrew, English, Rushen, German, English & Hebrew Subs
Director: Max Shlomovitz
Cast: Tomer Nahir Patluk, Nir Landman, Alex Amar, David Smadja and Rami Hoiberger.
Two criminals are given a very simple task, deliver a heavy suitcase, in this surreal crime comedy.
Produced at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, the Tel-Aviv University.
10 min, Hebrew, French, English Subs.