August, Before the Eruption


Avi Mograbi

The film depicts the state of Israel which is based neither on the exposure of the ideological forces and conflicts that are active in Israel nor on the description of the historical keys to this situation. August is a portrait of the nature and character of this country and of the people who live in it. A portrait of constant anger, of bitterness, of suspicion. The feeling that haunts the film is of a place set in motion by a turbulence of violence and rage, an atmosphere that puts the probability of normality in severe doubt.

Festivals & Awards

Peace Film Award – Berlinale 2002

Vision du Réel Nyon – International Competition 2002

Festival de Cannes – ACID 2002

Original title: Août, avant l'explosion

Production: Les Films d'Ici - Avi Mograbi

Nationality: France - Israêl

Year of production: 2001

Running time: 72'

Language: Hebrew




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