Directors' Showcase / International premiere


  • 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

Tali Shalom Ezer

Tali Shalom Ezer was born in 1978 in Tel Aviv, where she attented the Film and Television department of Tel Aviv University. Her short film Living Room (2006) participated in Cannes, and her documentary A Summer at Abarbanel (2005) was also screened at festivals worldwide, including the Asian Festival of First Films. Surrogate (2008) won the award Best Feature at the International Women’s Film Festival in Israel. She is now working on her next feature film New Family.

2009 Archive

Image from Surrogate

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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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