Across the Line

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 29 min.

Across the Line

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 29 min.


Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teaches him a lesson in communication, friendship and love.



Nadav Shlomo Giladi


Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari


Zuriel Melchior


Giora Bejach


Tal Keller


David Shaul, Jalal Masrwa, Nizar Hamra, Ghassan Ashkar, Mohamed Name

Original Language



English, Hebrew, French

Produced with the help of

Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, NFCT

Sound designer

Shahaf Wagshall

Photo Credit

Giora Bejach

  • Winner

    Audience Award
    War on Screen Festival
  • Winner

    Gold Busho
    Budapest Short Int'l Film Festival
  • Winner

    Jury Award for Best Short Film
    Stonybrook Film Festival
  • Winner

    Best Middle East- Israeli Film
    Jersey Shore Film Festival

Festival Highlights

Jersey Shore Film Festival, USA , 2020

Pitigliani Kolnoa Festival, Italy , 2018

Religion Today Film Festival, Italy , 2018

War on Screen Festival, France , Short Film Competition , 2018

Without Borders Film Festival, Germany , 2018

Budapest Short International Film Festival, Hungary , 2018

Cleveland International Film Festival, USA , 2018

Tirana International Film Festival, Albania , 2017

Stonybrook Film Festival, USA , 2017

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2017

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel , 2017

Other Israel Film Festival, USA , 2017

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  • "Across the Line" benefits from fine performances from its two leads and Giora Bejach's pristine lensing for the film. Ronnie Reshef also contributes lively, energetic original music for the film that is perfectly suited to the film's witty dialogue and physical comedy.
    Richard Propes, "The Independent Critic"

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