Archive of films Youth / Youth

Israel / Germany
2013, 107 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2013

Debut Israeli director Tom Shoval’s drama tells the story of brothers Yaki and Shaul, who decide on a radical plan to solve their family’s economic troubles. In a world of violence and manipulation, the natural boundary between filial devotion and social morality becomes hopelessly perverted.


Synopsis

Brothers Yaki and Shaul are extremely close. After their father loses his job and the family falls into debt, the boys decide on a radical solution to their problems. In his feature debut, director Tom Shoval breaks out of the low-budget, intimate drama mold in favor of an urgent investigation into the existential middle-class issues that are destroying even the most solid family environment. This realistic family drama then morphs into a thriller. When he is called up to fulfill his military service, Yaki is issued a new rifle – which leads the protagonists to somehow mistakenly believe that they are now adults. In a world of violence and manipulation, the natural boundary between filial devotion and social morality becomes hopelessly perverted.

About the director

Tom Shoval (b. 1981, Petach Tikva, Israel) is primarily a filmmaker who also spends time writing film criticism and teaching film at the San Spiegel Film and Television School, his alma mater since 2007. He is one of the founding members of Baboon Group, an association of young filmmakers who, in the interest of creative freedom, have rejected state support for their short films. He has directed several music videos and has also had festival success with his award-winning shorts: Ha-Lev Haraev (2005), Petach Tikva (2007), and I Will Drink My Tears (2011). Youth is his feature film debut.

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Tom Shoval
Screenplay: Tom Shoval
Dir. of Photography: Yaron Scharf
Editor: Joel Alexis
Producer: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Production: Greenproductions
Cast: David Cunio, Eitan Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Shirili Deshe, Gita Amely
Contact: The Match Factory

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