A Film by: Itshak Grad
(Israel, 2001, 115 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Meital Dohan, Liat Glick, Tinkerbel, Micha Selektar, Gal Zeid)
One dramatic evening mixes the fates of three young women who live in the same apartment building in a big city.
Abigail (a reporter) gets into the car that comes to pick up Dafna for a day of shooting. Dafna (an actress) mistakenly gets into the car of Avner – Efrat’s blind date. Efrat (a secretary) remains alone and ends up aimlessly wandering the streets of the city. These mistakes prompt a series of dramatic events that lead to a murder and change the lives of all those involved.
Giraffes is a puzzle of intertwined fates that create an illusory reality in which not everything is evident or clear - a reality that is open to interpretation...like life.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Jerusalem International Film Festival - Best Script Award
• 14 Nominations - All categories, to the Israeli 'OSCAR'
• BEST FEATURE FILM in The Scottsdale International Film Festival, 2003
• Israel Film Festival, across U.S.A
• New Delhi International Film Festival
• Columbia Jewish Congregation
• Chicago Israeli Consulate
“A fun and intelligent suspense comedy. A unique work of art. A dark dimension”. (Haarez newspaper, Israel)
“Fun to watch, great actors, a marvelous movie!” (GLZ Radio, Israel)
"One of the smartest, most purely enjoyable Israeli pics in years, "Giraffes" has fun with the self-referencing, meta-cinema concept but never makes too big a deal out of it. By turns sexy, farcical and mysterious, pic boasts a polished look and a very appealing cast in a tale that can travel more easily than most Middle Eastern fare."
(Variety, ken Eisner – 25/6/03)