The Four Short Films
During the 2018 Festival, we presented a special program of short films by and about women and called it Israeli Women in Shorts. Turn-about is fair play, as this year, we bring you some of the very best live-action shorts, all made by accomplished male Israeli directors during the last 12 months. Three are humorous, one—Guy Nattiv’s Academy Award-winning Skin (now a major motion picture)—is shocking, but all are extremely memorable. A Wish and a Half is about the lengths two fisherman—one Israeli, one Palestinian—will go to be polite. Across the Line follows a clunker-driving religious settler with a mechanical Palestinian hitchhiker, who happens to be a mechanic, on their unexpected journey through the West Bank. Sirens is a comedy of errors—a young couple’s attempts to conceive despite constant air raids in Tel Aviv. Skin is the tale of a white supremacist who gets his come-uppance.