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August, Before the eruption

DIR: Avi Mograbi
2002 / Israel / 72 min

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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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About

Director Avi Mograbi
Screenplay Avi Mograbi
Dir. of Photography Philippe Bellaiche, Eitan Harris, Avi Mograbi
Editing Avi Mograbi
Music
Sound Avi Mograbi
Duration 72 min
Year 2002
Country Israel
Colour Colour
Tags Near East, political, private, satirical
Production Avi Mograbi Films
Avi Mograbi Films
Country:  Israel

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