August, Before the eruption

August, Before the eruption

August, Before the eruption

August, Before the eruption

2002 / Israel / 72min

In an absurdist romp reminiscent of Nanni Moretti's Dear Diary, Mograbi sets out to make a film about what it is he hates about August in Israel. After a series of false starts derided by his wife as morbid and uninspiring, the true theme of his project emerges: recording people's reactions to his own artifice as filmmaker. Arab workers, wealthy Jewish suburbanites, soccer yobs, Palestinian stone throwers and Israeli policemen - no one escapes the dogged gaze of his camera, the acerbic righteousness of his wit. A curious, scathing satire of a society fuelled by hatred, intolerance and misunderstanding.

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Details

  • Original title
    August, Before the eruption
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Avi Mograbi
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Philippe Bellaiche, Eitan Harris, Avi Mograbi
  • Editing
    Avi Mograbi
  • Music
  • Sound
    Avi Mograbi
  • Duration
    72 min
  • Year
    2002
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    HEB
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    Avi Mograbi Films
    Israel
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards

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