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
- Laliv Sivan, Bar Gottfried, Elad Shniderman, Reni Halabi
- Germany, Israel
- 120 min
Despite the success of her new novel, Alice experiences a nervous breakdown, whose roots are unclear but may have something to do with reports on a serial rapist on the loose in Tel Aviv. Ziv, who lives with his parents across the street from Alice, is a young and gifted musician whose dream of becoming a professional player is in jeopardy due to his imminent army service. When the two meet to discuss a new documentary Alice is working on, they instantly connect, but the effect they have on one another proves much more destructive than either can possibly imagine. With remarkable performances and a complex non-linear narrative, the first instalment in Shani’s trilogy is an unforgettable cinematic tour de force.
Winner – Best Actress, Haifa International Film Festival 2018
Nominated – Best Film, Venice International Film Festival 2018
Nominated – Best Director, Best Actress, Best Sound & Best Casting, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2018
“The stories are credible, well-told and engrossing.” – Haaretz