FOXTROT
FOXTROT

FOXTROT

Director Samuel Maoz

Production year 2017

Length 113min.

Country Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France

screenings

11 Jul 2018 19:00 Moscow Cinema, Red Hall
12 Jul 2018 20:00 Cinema Star, Dalma Garden Mall

SYNOPSIS

Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son, Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well- meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists which rivals the surreal military experiences of his son.

CAST & CREW

Samuel Maoz
Samuel Maoz

Director

Producer

Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Eitan Mansuri, Cedomir Kolar, Marc Baschet, Michel Merkt

Script

Samuel Maoz

Director of Photography

Giora Bejach

Production designer

Arad Sawat

Music by

Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznansky

Sound

Alex Claude

Edit

Arik Leibovitch, Guy Nemesh

Cast

Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray

Production company

Spiro Films Pola Pandora Filmproduktions GmbH A.S.A.P. Films KNM

Samuel Maoz

At 13, he received a 8mm movie camera and a roll of film. He wanted to recreate a gunfight scene he had seen in a western and set his camera on the tracks of an approaching train. It got smashed to smithereens. However, by 18, he had already made dozens of films. As a young soldier he was part of a tank crew. He trained as a gunner, firing at barrels of fuel that exploded like fireworks. Only when war broke out in June 1982, did he learn the horrors of being a gunner. In 1987, he completed his cinema studies, but it took him 20 years more to finally create his first feature film, Lebanon. He has worn a suit only twice in his life: on his Bar-Mitzva, and when he won the Golden Lion Award in Venice for Lebanon. Eight years later he wrote and directed his second film, Foxtrot.


Filmography

The King Lives (1999, TV), The Insufferable Lightness (2005, doc.), Lebanon (2009), Foxtrot (2017).

FILMS 2018