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Fucking Different Tel Aviv

Runtime:
94 min.
Year of Production:
2008
Country:
Deutschland/ Israel
Director:
Production Company:
Kristian Petersen Filmproduktion
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

The third installment of the conceptual series FUCKING DIFFERENT (the first was shot in Berlin, FUCKING DIFFERENT!; and the second in New York, FUCKING DIFFERENT NEW YORK), this anthology of 12 short films aims to provide a cross-over assessment of queer sexuality in contemporary Tel-Aviv, from the perspective of 15 gay and lesbian filmmakers based in Israel's cultural capital. As in the previous compilation, lesbian directors were asked to make short films depicting their views of gay sexuality and eroticism, and gay filmmakers were to describe love and sex between women. All genres were allowed. The only parameters which were required were the length of each film – between three and eight minutes – and the final format: Mini-DV. With an overall emphasis on stories, characters, plot, and atmosphere, the collection presents a well-balanced mix of fiction, documentary, and experimental films that reveal the key role politics and religion play in gay and lesbian sexualities in this part of the world. While these recurrent underlying themes could potentially reinforce stereotypes of what it is like to be queer in Tel-Aviv today, the diversity of approaches undermines any attempt to define any single gay and/or lesbian Israeli sensibility and/or lifestyle. Faithful to the original project shot in Berlin, FUCKING DIFFERENT TEL-AVIV addresses existing clichés of masculinity and femininity, while trying to eradicate them through exposure, scrutiny, or simply recognition.

The Films:

I AM BRIGITTE (Stephanie Abramovich)

BLOOD MONEY (Elad Zakai)

ONE BENCH LEFT, ONE BENCH RIGHT (Yair Hochner)

DOES NOT DEPEND ON (Avital Barak, Sie Gal)

THE SHAME (Eran Koblik Kedar, Ricardo Rojstaczer)

YOSSI + YASMIN (Nir Ne’Eman)

POLITICAL SEX (Hila Ben Baruch)

ASPHA (Yossi Brauman)

DESARMES (November Wanderin)

CHERCHER LA FEMME (Sivan Levy, Eyal Bromberg)

PUBLIC ASYLUM (Yasmin Max)

SOMETIMES YOU GIVE – SOMETIMES YOU GET (Anat Salomon)

FILMOGRAFIE Stephanie Abramovic (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Elad Zakai (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Yair Hochner (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Avital Barak (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Sie Gal (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Eran Koblik Kedar (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Ricardo Rojstaczer (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Nir Ne'Eman (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Hila Ben Baruch (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Yossi Brauman (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE November Wanderin (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

BIOGRAFIE Sivan Levy

Born in Tel Aviv in Israel in 1987, she is known primarily in Israel as an actor but she has also directed numerous short films. Her short CHERCHEZ LA FEMME screened in the Panorama in 2009 as part of the FUCKING DIFFERENT TEL AVIV project. She also appears as an actor in the drama INCH‘ALLAH screening this year in the Panorama.

FILMOGRAFIE Sivan Levy (selection)

2012 Dina and Noel  2011 WATER WELLS  2009  CHERCHEZ LA FEMME  2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Eyal Bromberg (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Yasmin Max (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

FILMOGRAFIE Anat Salomon (selection)

2008 Fucking Different Tel Aviv 

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