August, Before the EruptionBy
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.