A Film by: Nony Geffen
(Israel, 2012, 82 Minutes, Black & white, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Nony Geffen, Yaara Pelzig, Romy Aboulafia, Anat Atzmon, Tal Fridman, Ram Nehari, Rotem Bar Or, Rachal Schor, Liat Bein, Shai Egozi, Yuval Rubicheck, Ariella Geffen Goth, Shai Kedmi, Shai Kedmi)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland and the Best Independent Feature Film at the Cinema South Film Festival, Israel. Trained as an actor, Nony Geffen plays the lead role in this, his debut directing endeavor.
When a repressed high-school teacher loses his job, he decides to pull his entire life down with it.
Within the span of a few days, he will kidnap a teenage student, reconnect with his old high-school crush, forgive an old friend, kill his mother, take on a rabid group of feminists, a movie star, the police and the stifling conventions of his boring small town.
A drama, a dark comedy, a love triangle, a crime story and much, much more. An adventure like this could only happen to people who are NOT IN TEL AVIV.
..."Insolently free, non-conformist and full of talent, with a complete auteur both behind and in front of the camera who is intellectually and physically present in the film...
An ultra-contemporary black comedy, Not in Tel Aviv charms and surprises from start to end." - Olivier Père, Concorso Cineasti del presente
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland - Special ciné + jury prize
Cinema South Film Festival - Best Feature Film Award, Independent Feature films competition
TURSAK – Rendezvous Istanbul Film Festival
Brazil Israeli Film Festival 2013
Israel Film Festival - LA 2013
Washington DC - Embassy / Avalon Theatre
• Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema 2013
Interview with director Nony Geffen in the Jeuresalm Post