During the COVID-19 lockdown in Israel, no one, other than key workers and for essential journeys, could move further than 100 meters from their front door. SERET has selected four short films from leading Israeli filmmakers, created under lockdown, each of which expresses a unique response to the challenges which everyone throughout the world has been confronted with over the past 18 months.

Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Length: 70 mins


Behind the Door

Director: Sigal Avin Cast: Ninet Tayeb, Shalom Michaeshvilli

Hebrew with English subtitles

The story follows a couple during the third wave of the COVID19 pandemic. A man wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of loud banging on the door and remembers that he had locked his wife in the bathroom.


Long Distance

Director: Asaph Polonsky

Cast: Tomer Kapon, Niv Sultan

Hebrew with English subtitles

Following a year-long long-distance relationship, when the Coronavirus hits, Gil tells Nira during a Zoom session that he is coming to live with her in New York. But, Nira isn’t as enthusiastic and poses the question: What does it say about our relationship that we needed a global pandemic to bring us together?


Please Behave

Director: Maor Zaguri

Cast: Tikva Gideon, Shuli Rand Hebrew with English subtitles

Tikva Gideon, the winner of 2020 Big Brother Israel, leaves the Big Brother house and returns to the outside world to celebrate her victory, money, and fame. But this is not the world she had previously known. There is no audience waiting for her outside, the taxi driver will not shake her hand, won’t roll up the window, and explains to her why at this time when the world is dealing with a pandemic, Tikva is the last thing on anyone’s mind.


Ticking

Director: Asaf Korman Hebrew with English subtitles

Ticking by Asaf Korman (“Next to Her”) with His Partner Liron Ben-Shlush and the Kids

A family makes a Tik-Tok video to send to their hospitalised grandmother. Whilst Mum tries to calm things down at home and convince the kids to cooperate and help with the video, Grandmother’s condition is getting continuously worse.


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White Eye

Writer/Director: Tomer Shushan

Hebrew with English subtitles

White Eye by director Tomer Shushan was nominated for an Oscar this year in the BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM category.

Omer Attias, a Tel Aviv resident, finds his stolen bike on Meretz Street, where an Eritrean asylum seeker claims he bought it from the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station for his daughter. When Omer calls the cops on Yunes the situation becomes more dire than he could have thought.

  • Director :
  • Sigal Avin, Asaph Polonsky, Maor Zaguri, Asaf Korman, Tomer Shushan
  • Release Date :
  • 26 Jun 2021
  • Certificate :
  • TBC
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