Directors’ Showcase / International premiere

Surrogate

  • Tali Shalom Ezer /
  • Israel /
  • 2008 /
  • 57 mins

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.

Screening with:

The Song of the Dead Children
  • David Pablos /
  • Mexico /
  • 2008 /
  • 32 mins

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  • #1 Stuart Wood / Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 14:29 GMT

    This 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 Richard Brunton / Tuesday 23 June, 2009 / 22:11 GMT

    That'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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