Films screening at this event

Land of the Little People

original title
מדינת הגמדים
Director
Yaniv Berman
Cast
Ofer Hayoun, Maor Schwitzer, Mishel Pruzansky
Country
Israel
Year
2016
Duration
83 min

“A chilling political fairy tale for adults.” The Hollywood Reporter
“The boldest Israeli film I’ve seen this year.” Filmmaker Magazine

Land of the Little People might seem a harmless children’s movie at first, but in fact, it is a stunning critique of the violent culture in which we live and educate our children today. The film follows a group of boys and girls who wage a brutal war against two army deserters when the latter take over their territory. Inspired by the classic Lord of the Flies, Yaniv Berman’s debut feature is a damning, important study of war and its corrupting powers.

Winner Phoenix Film Festival 2017