The Ceremony
The Ceremony

The Ceremony

Director Avi Weissblei, Eliran Knoller

Production year 2013

Length 85min.

Country Israel

SYNOPSIS

At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel's Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade - a job no other person is capable of. 
A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that would transform his life.

 

Awards

Audience Award | Doc Aviv FF, Israel, 2013

CAST & CREW

Avi Weissblei
Avi Weissblei

Director

Producer

Avi Weissblei, Eliran Knoller

Script

Avi Weissblei, Tamir Avidor, Eliran Knoller

Director of Photography

Eliran Knoller

Music by

Amit Poznansky

Sound

Erez Eyni Shavit

Edit

Tamir Avidor

Production company

Avi Weissblei & Eliran Knoller 7 Nitzana Street Givatayim 5336404 Israel

Avi Weissblei

Weissblei is a director and producer who has directed both fiction and documentary shorts. He is also news features director for Israel's leading television channels, and a freelance director for various advertising companies.


Filmography

Weitzman 1 (2005, short), Day off (2006, short), An Old Scam (2008, short), The Lady with a Movie Camera (2009, short), A State behind the Scenes (2011, doc.), The Ceremony (2013, doc.).


Eliran Knoller
Eliran Knoller

Director

Eliran Knoller

Knoller is a producer, writer, film director and director of Photography. Graduated from Beit Berl College where he studied Film Program. Knoller won a prize for Best Short Film ("Offside", 2001) in Jerusalem FF. In 2008, graduated from the Tel-Aviv – Los-Angeles Producer's Workshop.


Filmography

The Talkbackers (2008, doc.), Kafka's Last Story (2011, doc.), Noise (2012, doc.), The Ceremony (2013).

FILMS 2014