Attending this event

Eran Kolirin

ERAN KOLIRIN is a prominent Israeli director and screenwriter. He earned widespread acclaim as well as several prestigious awards for his directorial debut The Band’s Visit. His latest film Beyond the Mountains and Hills was selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

Films screening at this event

Beyond the Mountains and Hills

original title
מעבר להרים ולגבעות
Elan Kolirin
Alon Pdut, Shiree Nadav-Naor, Noam Imber, Mili Eshet
Belgium, Germany, Israel
92 min

“An alternately profound and problematic film that forces audiences to question their own complicity in the dysfunctionality of Israeli society.”Variety

After Eran Kolirin’s break-out hit The Band’s Visit he returns to Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Un Certain Regard’ competition with a compelling and intelligent new feature about an Israeli family in crisis. Lieutenant-Colonel David Greenbaum is discharged after serving for 27 years, returning to his family who are more used to his absence than his presence. When a friend suggests working as a salesman, he sees this as an opportunity to get his foot into the door of the business world and make something of himself. But things don’t turn out as he expects. An accomplished and impressive film from one of Israel’s leading young directors about decent people living in a difficult reality.