PDFF 2013 PDFF 2013
Garden of Eden, The
Ogród Edenu
dir. Ran Tal, Israel, 2012, 73 mins
Screening times
May 10 16.00, Kinoteka 7 Buy online
May 11 19:00, Kinoteka 2 Buy online
May 13 21:30, Kinoteka 7 Buy online
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About the film

The hot spring in Israel's Gan HaShlosha National Park, or Sahne in Arabic, gets its fair share of visitors throughout the year. On busy days, long lines form at the entrance while the spring and the surrounding fields fill up with tourists. Big bare bellies stand around smoky barbecues, children play in the water and teenage boys talk about teenage girls. Sometimes the place belongs to people looking for a bit of peace, quiet and reflection – because they have left their wives, perhaps, or because their wives have left them. Others reminisce about their deceased husbands or their younger days. Everybody has got his own story, a story inextricably bound up with his or her background, identity, and ideas. People reflect on the Creation, talk about the basalt stones once used in the construction of Palestinian houses, or tell the story of their trip from their birth country to the Promised Land. The whole story of Israel is being told here: the history, the ideology, the Zionism, the conflict and the criticism of it. This is an account of average Israeli people that is by no means average, in which the spoken word is as important as the carefully chosen images.

Wybrane festiwale i nagrody / Selected festivals and awards: 2012 – MFF Amsterdam / IDFA, 2012 – FF Jerozolima / Jerusalem FF


Reżyseria/Directed by: Ran Tal
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Daniel Kedem
Producenci/Producers: Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Ran Tal
Produkcja /Production: Lama Productions

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