VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

ACHREY HASOF

V' 10

ACHREY HASOF

Closure

Anat Even
Israel, 2009
Documentaries, 50min, OmeU

ACHREY HASOF

Anat Even
Israel, 2009
Documentaries, 50min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Stimme
Anat Even
Screenplay: 
Anat Even
Oron Adar
Sound: 
Anat Even
Camera: 
Anat Even
Editor: 
Oron Adar
Composer: 
DJ. E

Production: 
Anat Even
World Sales: 
Anat Even
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color and Black/White

The terrifying image of a woman immured alive has long delighted Hollywood screenwriters. But here, there is no dark descent into the depths of a cellar, no slow suffocation beneath the sands. Just the gradual construction of a concrete tower, block by block, storey by storey, in front of a window, which provides the only vista of this filmed diary, until the view is totally obstructed. The irony of fate is that the workers building this tower are Palestinians. The wall that is rising implacably month after month under the filmmaker’s eyes does not simply block her view, but locks her into her memories, into a profound grief for the death of her brother – a potter-sculptor and co-owner – before wiping out the last memories of the place, of the district with its English, German, Jewish, Arab features, of the house and of Udi, her brother. (Yann Lardeau)

In the presence of Anat Even.