Amir Wolf, Lana Etinger, Rosina Kambus, Liat Glick, Lasha Shimshoni, Michal Kalman, Yonatan Swirski / Fiction / Hebrew
A startling vision of human damage and connectedness.
Screening with: The Song of the Dead Children - David Pablos | Mexico | 2008 | 32 min
This concise, brave and original short feature from Israel explores the delicate relationship between a troubled young man and the woman employed to provide him with sexual therapy. Hagar, a warm and dynamic woman, offers her services to men who have trouble connecting in the physical sphere. Boundaries are crucial; but Eli, a deeply troubled new client, threatens to break through them.
The Song of the Dead Children
#1/ Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 14:29 GMTThis is an amazing film that I'm glad was recommended to me by a fellow press member and urge everyone to see who can.
It's just a shame it is now more associated with Ken Loach's ill-judged meddling and the whole related political debacle than being able to stand simply on it's own merits.
#2 / Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 22:11 GMTThat'll be me Stuart! Totally agree, and I've been writing about this for some time, the film has nothing to do with the politics and it's being harshly pre-judged by people who would be the first to complain if the tables were turned. Shame, this is a gorgeous film.
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