Thunder from the Sea / Ra’am min hayam
Dir: Yotam Ben-David
Production: Yotam Ben-David, Matthieu de Leon, Loic Dimitch
Cast: Udi Brinder, Ron Galantai, Dekel Hanuni
Israel, 2018, 45min, Hebrew with English subtitles
2018 Marseille Festival of Documentary Film – Meta Cultural Foundation Award
2019 IndieLisboa International Film Festival
The nationwide premiere.
While three 19-year-old childhood friends gather round a late night bonfire at the village where they grew up, an increasingly louder, ominous thunderstorm looms over the village hills, as doubt over the future of their friendship creeps in.
An exceptional piece combining a mystical, realistic and even impressionist vibe all in one. An intimate exploration of young, Israeli masculinity and a clever, human portrayal of Israeli society’s many clashing layers as issues of religion, ethnicity and sexuality all rise to the surface.
Short film before the screening:
Director: Yotam Ben David
Israel, 2015, 15min, Hebrew with English subtitles
A stroll down many a path and road; through the relationships and across the distance between people. Two lovers separated by an ocean, two collapsing households, and one unforgettable birthday.