“I had just turned 50 and I was thinking, how did I come to be the man that I am: Jewish, Israeli, gay, filmmaker, husband to my husband, childless?"
The movie, which was made pre-pandemic, nevertheless is concerned with the issues about the limits of technology when it comes to keeping love alive.
The festival traditionally takes place in the summer but last year, because of the pandemic, it was postponed and eventually held online.
It is one of the major events in its 2021 cultural program and is produced in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Israel.
“It’s a movie about the older man that I am and the younger man that I’m trying to preserve.”
The film's point is that we should all be grateful for what we have, no matter what that is, which could have been delivered in at least 40 fewer minutes.
“As soon as I heard that the novel was from the perspective of a dog during the Shoah, I knew: Whatever it takes, I’m going to do this.”
The movie is being broadcast in Israel on Yes, Cellcom TV, HOT VOD and Next TV starting on May 30 and on HOT HBO on May 31 at 10 p.m.
It’s the 18th anniversary of this festival, and during this lucky year audiences at the cinematheques can see over 20 of the best contemporary French movies at in-person screenings.
"He said that if I did something, he would make sure my career was miserable and I just took care of it immediately."