BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLSBEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS

by Eran Kolirin

BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS

Synopsis

David is discharged from the army after serving for twenty seven years. He returns to his home and family after being distanced from them for years, and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. He believes that, like his friends who retired from the military before him, he too will find his way in some managerial position in the private sector, but he has difficulties adapting to the pace of the “new Israel”, a competitive culture obsessed with success and money. More often than not, he finds himself alone at home, watching a morning show on TV or listening to the radio. When a friend suggests working for a company that markets dietary supplements, David sees this as an opportunity to get his foot into the door of the business world and make something of himself. But this decision slowly gets him and his family entangled in the web of dark forces that rule live in Israel.

Director

Born in 1973, Eran Kolirin’s feature film debut as a director, The Band’s Visit, won him worldwide critical acclaim and over 50 prestigious awards around the globe, among them eight Ophir Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, the Un Certain Regard Jury Coup de Coeur Award in Cannes, and the European Film Discovery Award. Eran’s first work for cinema was the screenplay for the film “Zur - Hadassim” for which he won the “Lipper Prize” for Best Script at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, 1999. In 2004, Eran Kolirin wrote and directed the TV movie “The Long Journey”. Kolirin latest Feature Film “The Exchange”, was screened at the official competition at the 68th Venice film festival, and has won several awards around the globe, Including the FIPRESCI award in San Francisco international film festival, and best actor award in Haifa International film festival.

Cast

David - Alon Pdut
Ifat - Mili Eshet
Rina - Shiree Nadav-Naor
Omri - Noam Imber
Evyatar - Yoav Rothman

Crew

Written & directed by Eran Kolirin
Producers Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Shiloach Uzrad, Guy Jacoel
Co-producers Diana Elbaum, Sebastien Delloye, François Touwaide, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen
Director of photography Shaai Goldman
Production designer Miguel Merkin
Casting by Orit Azoulay
Editor Arik Lahav-Leibovich
Music by Asher Goldschmidt
Costume designer Doron Ashkenazi
Sound design Avi Mizrahi
Sound recordist Dirk Bombey

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1.85:1 / 5.1 / color
Length: 90 min
Original language: Hebrew

ORIGINAL TITLE: ME'EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT

 

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