Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi

Direction
Year
1999
Country
  • Israel
Duration
77min

It is 1998 and Israel is turning fifty. Mograbi is hired by Israeli Television to document numerous lavish celebrations of the nation's anniversary. At the same time, a veteran Palestinian television producer, Daoud Kutaub, hires him to document a wave of evictions of Palestinians. Meanwhile, Mograbi is facing the prospect of losing his own home. The filmmaker obsessively turns the camera on himself as he desperately tries to make sense of his entangled life.

Mograbi masterfully blurs the lines between fact and fiction, between the personal and the political - a metaphor for modern Israeli life.

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Details

  • Original title
    Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Avi Mograbi
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Eytan Harris, Ron Katzenelson, Itzik Portal, Yoav Gurfinkel, Oded Kimhi, Yoav Dagan
  • Sound
    Avi Mograbi
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1999
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Avi Mograbi Films
      • Israel

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