Archive of films America / America
Eli works as a swimming coach in Chicago but news of his father’s death necessitates his return to his native Israel. His decision to contact a friend from his childhood sets in motion a series of events that have a lasting impact on everyone’s lives. An affectionate tribute to 60s and 70s cinema and an enchanting tale of love and friendship – that’s the essence of America.
Eli works as a swimming coach in Chicago but news of his father’s death necessitates his return to his native Israel. Eli seems to have put the past behind him yet, even so, he decides to contact Yotam, a childhood friend, who now runs a flower shop with his fiancée Iris. Reigniting an old friendship sets in motion a series of events that have a lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved… After the success of The Cakemaker Ofir Raul Graizer returns to the Karlovy Vary IFF with an affectionate tribute to 60s and 70s cinema in a film full of emotion, colour and fragrance that pays homage to values such as friendship, love and moral responsibility.
About the director
Ofir Raul Grazier (1981, Ra'anana, Israel). Selected filmography: Prayer in January (2007, short), Dor (2009, short), La discothèque (2015, short), The Cakemaker (2017), America (2022).
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Director:||Ofir Raul Graizer|
|Screenplay:||Ofir Raul Graizer|
|Dir. of Photography:||Omri Aloni|
|Editor:||Michal Oppenheim, Ofir Raul Graizer|
|Art Director:||Daniel Kossow, Nizan Zifrut|
|Coproduction:||Schiwago Film, Mimesis|
|Cast:||Oshrat Ingedashet, Michael Moshonov, Ofri Biterman|
|Sales:||Beta Cinema GmbH|
Ofir Raul Graizer
Director of Photography