Born in Jerusalem and still alive
by Yossi Atia and David Ofek
Directors : Yossi Atia, David Ofek
Scriptwriter : Yossi Atia
Cinematographer : Shai Goldman, Dror Landinger
Editing : Noit Geva
Sound : Neal Gibbs, Michaël Ligun
Music : Rockfur
Cast : Yossi Atia, Lihi Kornowski, Itamar Rose, Ana Sgan-Cohen, Alik Shimonov
13 rue Jean Mermoz
75 008 Paris
01 56 69 26 00
Year : 2019
DCP, Coulor, 83 mn, OV hebrew with FR and EN ST
When he is not looking after his old father, Ronen Matalon, who was born in Jerusalem, proposes free guided visits to see the sites of infamous terrorist attacks along Jaffa Road. During one of his rounds, he meets a delightful, lively young woman, Asia and an expatriate who is studying architecture in Barcelona. Is he going to indulge in ghosts from the past or give in to the temptation of love ? Atia , who also has the main part, and David Ofek whose documentary, “Number 17”, (an investigation after a terrorist attack in a bus), won an award at the FICA in 2005.
“Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive” is based on a 2012 production which its young author wrote and acted in himself.
This amusing vision of the absurdity of daily life in Israel was awarded the prize for the best Israeli film at the Jerusalem film festival.