מעבר להרים ולגבעות (ME'EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT)
Israel, Germany, Belgium
It is a film whose heroes, like characters in a cartoon, keep walking on thin air long after they have gone over the cliff’s edge, entirely dependent on the consoling power of not knowing, of a willful blindness. It is a film about good people living in a bad reality, a reality which allows only the roles of the victim or the executioner. It is a story that tries to question the meaning of the decisions made within this reality.
I love and hate the place where I was born and live. As the years pass by, I accept this confliction as a given, neither good nor bad. This is the only reality I have. “This is the... blossomest blossom that ever could be”, said Dennis Potter in his final interview before his death. I would like, if possible, to direct a non-judgmental gaze at my reality, the terrain where I live, as it is, in the here and now — rocky hills, an uninhabited village, a home within a home (to quote an old Israeli folk song). A mall. Neon lights. A fence. I want to tell a story about the wounded, bleeding ground I live on. I want to speak about Israel.
Eran’s first work for cinema was the screenplay for the film ZUR - HADASSIM for which he won the “Lipper Prize” for Best Script at the Jerusalem IFF 1999. In 2004, Eran Kolirin wrote and directed the TV movie THE LONG JOURNEY.
His latest feature film, THE EXCHANGE, was screened in competition at the 68th Venice IFF, and has won several awards around the globe, including the FIPRESCI Award in San Francisco, and the Best Actor Award in Haifa.
2012 - THE EXCHANGE
2007 - THE BAND'S VISIT
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Eran Kolirin
Written by: Eran Kolirin
Produced by: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Shiloach Uzrad, Guy Jacoel
Cinematography: Shai Goldman
Editing: Arik Lahav-Leibovich
Production Design: Miguel Merkin
Costume Design: Doron Ashkenazi
Make-Up & Hair: Véronique Dubray
Original Score: Asher Goldschmidt
Sound Design: Avi Mizrahi
Main Cast: Alon Pdut (David), Shiree Nadav-Naor (Rina), Mili Eshet (Yifat), Noam Imber (Omri)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2016