Archive of films Youth / Youth
Israel / Germany
2013, 107 min
Section: Another View
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.
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.
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Yaron Scharf|
|Producer:||Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery|
|Cast:||David Cunio, Eitan Cunio, Moshe Ivgy, Shirili Deshe, Gita Amely|
|Contact:||The Match Factory|