Films 2021

Mishehu Yohav Mishehu

Runtime:
88 min.
Year of Production:
2021
Country:
Israel
Director:
Cast:
Elisheva Weil
Leib Lev Levin
Yoav Hait
Haadar Katz
Production Company:
Hadas Ben Aroya
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Danny is pregnant by Max but she doesn’t get around to telling him at a party. Meanwhile, Max is busy trying out his girlfriend Avishag’s sexual fantasies with her. She wants him to hit her when they have sex. Avishag takes her bruises over to Dror, whose dog she sits. A familiarity develops between the older man and the young woman that neither of them expected.
In three loosely connected chapters, director and actor Hadas Ben Aroya’s second feature film portrays a confident generation of young Israelis who are ready to try anything and everything but are unable to foresee how these experiences will affect them. The cast interacts fearlessly and with great authenticity while the fluid cinematography captures moments that are intimate, painful and beautiful. In atmospheric yet convincingly spontaneous sequences the film addresses physicality, intimacy, desire and emotional and physical vulnerability and asks the question: how liberated are we really?

BIOGRAFIE Hadas Ben Aroya

Geboren 1988 in Israel. Ausbildung an der Steve Tisch School of Film and Television in Tel Aviv. Als Schauspielerin wurde sie vom Forum israelischer Filmkritiker als „Entdeckung des Jahres“ geehrt und von der israelischen Filmakademie als beste Nebendarstellerin ausgezeichnet. Zu ihrem Debütfilm People That Are Not Me schrieb sie das Drehbuch und übernahm Regie, Produktion und Hauptrolle. Der Film wurde in Locarno uraufgeführt, weltweit auf Festivals gezeigt und ausgezeichnet. 2017 war Ben Aroya Teilnehmerin von Berlinale Talents. Mishehu Yohav Mishehu ist ihr zweiter Langfilm.

FILMOGRAFIE Hadas Ben Aroya (selection)

2021 Mishehu Yohav Mishehu  2016 Anashim Shehem Lo Ani (People That Are Not Me) 

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