2006 | Dror Shaul Completed
Israel, 1974. On a secluded kibbutz in the desert, 12-year-old Dvir realizes that his mother is mentally ill. In this closed community, Dvir navigates between the kibbutz’s absurd attempts to implement the ideal of equality and the painful reality that his mother has been abandoned by their community. Dvir tries to save his mother until he is forced to make a chilling decision that will change his life forever…Dror Shaul is an award-winning film and commercial writer/director from Tel Aviv, Israel. His first feature film „Sima Vaknin” (Witch) was released in July 2003. In 2003 Shaul participated in the Sundance Directors’ and Screenwriters’ Labs with his latest script „Sweet Mud”. „Sweet Mud” won several award, for example the Crystal Bear in Berlin and the Award of the Israeli Film Academy as Best Picture.
Drama, 100 Min.
Director: Dror Shaul
Script: Dror Shaul
D.o.P.: Sebastian Edschmid
Art Director: Avishai Avivi
Costumes: Rona Doron
Editor: Isaac Sehayek
Music: Tsoof Philosof, Adi Rennert
Cast: Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitch, Henri Garcin, Gal Zaid
A co-production by Heimatfilm (Bettina Brokemper & Johannes Rexin, Germany) and Sirocco Productions Ltd (Sharon Shamir, Israel).
Support by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Festivals / awards / nominations:
Palic Film Festival in Serbia, 2008
Berlin International Film Festival, 2007
Crystal Bear Generation 14plus
Miami Film Festival, 2007
Motovun Film Festival, 2007
Propeller of Motovun
Sundance Film Festival, 2007
Grand Jury Prize
Ophir Awards – Iraeli Film Awards, 2006
Best Art Direction