The film presents alternative culture in its roughest form – a world where people don't try to disguise their deviations but glorify them instead. It is a colorful and free universe that collapses time and again due to a more conservative reality.
The Life and Death of Gotel Botel
A Film by: Daniel Sivan
(Israel, 2009, 85 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, cast: Nati Ornan, Hila Goshen, Tal Wegner, Noa Leibowitz)
Nati Ornan, an unknown musician and failed lover, lives in a grey world. By day, he is a genuine loser who lives with his mother and plays the part of a vacuum cleaner in a children’s play. By night, he is the leader of a rebellious Indy band that is overlooked by the establishment and the public. His pitiful personal and professional life drives Nati to create a dark and narcissistic alter ego known as Gotel Botel. Gotel brings Nati the greatness he could not achieve on his own. Gotel is able to avenge his enemies, create a successful underground show and conquer the heart of Ayelet, Nati’s secret love.
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival - Special "Glam Rock" Jury Award
• Indie Spirit Film Festival