Route 90 is the lowest highway in the world, the longest road in Israel, the only one to connect it from side to side, border to border. It crawls by the landscapes that once were at the security and ideological forefront and now are the mere back yard, the outskirts. Two appreciated documentarists go on a two-week road trip on Route 90 to meet the people who live on the eastern edge of Israel, The most neglected periphery in the country, to hear their stories and document the feeling of many – the feeling that the country has turned its back on them and somehow lost interest in them.
Israeli Academy award
winner for best
We Are Not Alone
Eddie is a lonesome young man who works as a security guard at a big shopping mall. Eddie strongly believes in an old prophecy predicting the very near end of all human civilization.
Just as he is getting ready to embark on a carefully planned escape journey, Eddie meets Mai, a very intelligent yet anti-social young woman, with a dubious past. As the last days before the fateful date go by, May gradually insert herself into Eddie’s life and heart until finally Eddie must choose whether to stay and abandon his hope to escape the upcoming apocalypse, or leave and lose his chance for intimacy and real love.
Lenght: 90 min
Director: Lior Har Lev
A Beautiful Valley
Director: Hadar Friedlich
Three consecutive stories, The Substitute, The Virgin and The Commander, recount the events of an administration office at a remote army base in the Israeli desert. The stories compose a military epic of power-struggles, intrigues and a friendship on trial.
But unlike the traditional war genre films, Zero Motivation brings to center-stage the military’s female clerical staff. The film depicts the three soldiers’ real – and surreal, comical – and gloomy journey inside the maze of military bureaucracy. For a staple-gun in the first act is sure to go off in the third.
Lenght: 100 min
Director: Talya Lavie
Partners: HAUT ET COURT, France