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Open Your Eyes

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 14 min.
  • Director(s): Ilay Mevorach
  • Producer(s): Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions

Synopsis

Ilana arrives for her monthly treatment at the eye clinic. Her doctor is absent and
replaced by Dr. Khoury. Ilana considers herself a liberal woman but there is no way an Arab doctor will give her a shot in the eye. Yohai, who understands his mother is losing her eyesight, won’t let her leave.

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Credits

Director(s)

Ilay Mevorach

Producer(s)

Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions

Script

Ilay Mevorach

Cinematography

Eyal Elisha

Editor

Yael Perlov

Original Music

Habib Shehadeh Hanna

Cast

Asi Levi, Shady Srour, Roy Gurai

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Produced with the help of

Gesher Multicultural film fund.

Sound designer

Ami Arad

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Audience Award
    Long / Short Film Festival, Tel-Aviv
    2018
  • Winner

    Best Narrative Short Jury Award
    Port Townsend Film Festival
    2018

Montreal Israeli Film Festival , Canada , 2019

Commonpoint Queens , USA , 2019

KOQIX INDIE FEST , Italy , 2019

Newport International Film Festival , USA , 2019

Terni Film Festival , Italy , 2018

International Izmir Short Film Festival , Turkey , 2018

Vancouver International Film Festival , Canada , 2018

PONTAULT COMBAULT Paris , France , 2018

Cleveland International Film Festival , USA , 2018

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films , USA , 2018

Stony Brook Film Festival , USA , 2018

International Student Film Festival - Tel Aviv , Israel , 2018

Long/Short Film Festival , Israel , 2018

Jagran Film Festival , India , 2018

Espalion Film Festival , France , 2018

DC Shorts Film Festival , USA , 2018

Festival International du film de Nancy , France , 2018

Port Townsend Film Festival , USA , 2018

Encounters Film Festival , UK , 2018

Haifa International Film Festival , Israel , 2017

Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival , France , 2017

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Reviews

  • This bracing reminder of our shared humanity in the face of prejudice and fear is a gradually revealed, tightly edited and beautifully acted metaphor for the judgments we make and the walls we build as societies, and the surprises we find when we do, in fact, open our eyes.
    Jury justification, Port Townsend Film Festival

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