Jewish friendship wins award

Jerusalem,1938. coque samsung a5 In a divided city ruled by the British, a little boy and a little girl meet at Cinema Rex. coque iphone 4 rabat He speaks Hebrew, she speaks Arabic. Their parents explain coque iphone 4s asm that they cannot be friends.

The kids are drawn together anyway, through their mutual love of movies.

The seven minute animated short is just an appetizer for a full length feature film planned by the young Israeli filmmakers, Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled.

The story of the children is fictional, but Cinema Rex was a real place co owned by an Arab coque iphone 5c tal and a Jew. Peled saw it as an impactful vehicle for championing coexistence.

“I’m a coque iphone 5c acdc huge cinema fan, and for years I saw Cinema Rex as having everything you need in a good story,” Peled tells ISRAEL21c.

“From 1937 to 1939, it was a bubble of sanity in a divided city. Even though it existed a short time, coque iphone 5c agnes moi moche et mechant it lived on in the Israeli coque iphone 4s cristiano ronaldo collective coque samsung j5 2017 infirmiere memory. This is coque iphone 4 fruit a story of coexistence told through a love of cinema. And this story is very coque samsung j5 monstre relevant to our daily life.”

An award winning director and producer, Peled has directed 14 shorts including “Happy Birthday Mr. Brown” (2018) coque iphone newarrival screened in over 40 festivals, was a finalist in the Open Toronto Festival 2019 and won the Best coque samsung a20 Short Award at the West Hollywood Awards 2018. Currently, he is a producer on the Israeli TV show “Dear Diary.”

“Eliran wrote the story and when he showed it to me, I felt it was super special,” says Engelman, an award winning director and art director with a degree in animation from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

“I feel Cinema Rex is a diamond in our history that should be used as example for relations with our neighbors in Israel,” she tells ISRAEL21c.

Peled and Engelman began conceptualizing the film project in June 2016. That December, they won an animators’ coque iphone 4 girly union competition and landed their first funding. They worked coque iphone 5 bretagne with a team of artists and animators for a year, led by head animator Shahar Muller.

“Cinema Rex” won the 2019 Jerusalem Film Festival’s CineLab Award coque iphone 5 oreille chat for post production services.

Peled relates that they finished the short film just two weeks before the deadline for the Annecy festival, having been accepted quelle coque iphone 5 as a work in progress.

“We had enough funds to create only a short film and realized maybe this story should be told even coque iphone 5 lebron james if we don’t have enough funds yet for the feature coque samsung j3 film we intend to do,” he said. coque soigne samsung j5 “We hope the attention will help us reach that goal. We do have funding from the Israeli Film Fund for development of the script.”

The short version of “Cinema Rex” is to be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival in August and the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival in September and coque iphone 5 spigen possibly others. All such festivals may coque iphone 7 8 plus not proceed or may go online depending on the coronavirus situation…