August, Before the Eruption

  • Israel
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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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  • Original title
    August, Before the Eruption
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Avi Mograbi
  • DOP
    Philippe Bellaiche, Eitan Harris, Avi Mograbi
  • Editing
    Avi Mograbi
  • Sound
    Avi Mograbi
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Avi Mograbi Films
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