Narrative & Documentary short films

Touch

Nir Berger, Israel, 2019, 25min

A dark romantic comedy in the age of social media. The film features no spoken dialogue, as its protagonist communicates solely through text messages. Adele is an aggressive, self-conscious 17-year-old girl who spends most of her time "trolling" (i.e insulting) her classmates online. When she is hit on by another internet troll, Uri, they flirt until he urges her to send a picture in which she is actually visible. But instead of sending her own picture, Adele sends Uri a picture of a random pretty girl from Syria – sparking another unexpected relationship.

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

Birth Right

Inbar Horesh, Israel, 2019, 24min

Birth Right is a comic drama that tells the story of Natasha, a young Russian woman, who is participating in an organized trip to encourage immigration of Jews to Israel. On the second day, the group arrives to the desert. Two Israeli soldiers join them for the night and the girls all fall for Shlomi, the handsome combat soldier. When Natasha manages to catch his attention by revealing her weird plan to stay in Israel right after the trip, her friends grow jealous and things turn ugly. This is a story about the universal need to feel a sense of belonging while Natasha’s personal narrative clashes with the national one, presented by the groups’ tour guide.

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

Tree #3

Omer Ben-Shachar, USA, 2019, 20min

After he's been cast (again!) as a background tree in his annual middle school play, an ambitious and imaginative Israeli immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget.

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

Simple things

Liel Sharon Gur, Israel, 2019, 30min

Ten years ago Maya left her secular kibbutz and became ultra-Orthodox. Today she is a birth coach who has assisted at over 100 births. But her dream to find a partner and start a family of her own seems continually to elude her...

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

Ganef

Mark Rosenblatt, UK, 2020, 14min

London, 1962. 6-year-old Ruthie loves to play with the cleaner Lynn. Their friendship will fall apart within two days, however, when Ruthie, scared by a dark tale from her mother's past, begins to suspect Lynn of theft. GANEF (Yiddish "thief") subtly portrays the long-lasting and devastating impact of inherited trauma.

16.11, Monday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl

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