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War Matador

Macabit ABRAMSON, Avner FAINGULERNT

  • Israel
  • 2011
  • 71min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

War Matador is a disturbing essay about war and tourism, an absurd, surreal journey into a beloved country whose bleeding wound determines their existence. During the war in Gaza in 2009, people came from all over Israel to observe the heavy smoke rising over Gaza. As if it were an ‘arena’, Gaza is depicted in this film as a Corrida with a Matador and a Bull, a cycle where the victimizer and the victim combined offer no answer or resolution except man’s addiction to the myth of power and his continual gravitation towards the darkest places of his soul. So, this film is more than a documentary film. It is, perhaps, the best movie that helps us understand what has happened to Israel in the recent period and how many Israelis have evolved, say, since the failure of the peace negotiations in 2000 and the following Palestinian intifada that started then. The courageous Israeli directors of the film do not answer, do not impose an answer, and they don’t need to answer. They just let its images speaking, and it’s more than enough.

Review

Director

  • Macabit ABRAMSON

    Macabit Abramson works as a lecturer of cinema and culture at the Sapir Academic College. She is also a filmmaker of documentary and experimental films. Her recent films won several awards and were screened in art cinema houses and aired on TV channels in Israel and Europe.  War Matador (2011) Matador of Love (2006) Men on the Edge – Fishermen’s Diary (2005) Eva (2002)​ 

  • Avner FAINGULERNT

    Avner Faingulernt is the Head of Film and TV School Sapir College, initiator and director of Cinema South Festival, Chief Editor of Cinema South Notebook magazine and Curator of Cinema South Notebook.   War Matador (2011) Matador of Love (2006) Men on the Edge – Fishermen’s Diary (2005) Eva (2002)

Credit

  • ProducerAvner FAINGULERNT, Macabit ABRAMSON
  • Cinematography Avner FAINGULERNT
  • Editor Lev GOLTSER SOUND Yuri PRIMANKO

Distributor / Sales

Distributor/Sales  JMT Films

Address  20 Bialik St. Tel Aviv 63324 Israel

Tel  972 3 525 4782

E-mail  michael@jmtfilms.com​