Born in 1973, Shani is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Film Department. His debut feature length film Ajami (2009, co-created with Scandar Copti) was an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film; it has received a special distinction in Cannes, and dozens of Israeli and international awards. Since 2012, Shani is working on his highly ambitious project – Love Trilogy – a world of intertwined human stories.
Followed by a Q&A with Yaron Shani.
Attending this event
Films screening at this event
- Yaron Shani
- Stav Almagor, Ori Shani, Lea Tonic
- Germany, Israel
- 112 min
The life of Rashi, an idealistic and conscientious police officer, is thrown into chaos when he is accused of sexual harassment and suspended from duty. At home, he tries to set boundaries for his teenage stepdaughter Yasmin but his strict disciplinary approach threatens his relationship with his wife Avigail. As he faces mounting pressure on work and home fronts, Rashi finds it increasingly difficult to keep things under control. The second instalment in Shani’s Love Trilogy – the winner of the Haggiag award for best Israeli feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival – explores the thin line that separates love from madness.
Winner – Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor, Audience Award: Jerusalem Film Festival 2019
Nominated – Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor: Israeli Academy Awards 2019
“Chained has a corrosive power, and indeed the performers truly inhabit their roles.” – Variety
“A powerful, often uncomfortable scrutiny of machismo given free rein through a policeman’s uniform, and a bleak picture of the meaning of love.” – Variety