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Erez Pery, an Israeli filmmaker living in downtown Manhattan, observes the street below from his apartment window while making some cinematic experiments. A fixed camera records from a low floor of a building the passage of passersby at different climatic moments, until leading to a more complex story where the documentary eye turns to the language of (science) fiction. All stimulated by the off-screen sounds of “War of the Worlds”, the famous radio drama by Orson Welles from 1938 that affected its listeners with mass hysteria, believing Martians were attacking earth. The effect of that famous broadcast, combined with seemingly everyday situations and reinforced by suggestive ambient music, provoke a fascination that shatters the naturalistic atmosphere of the initial proposal.

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Screening Schedule:
  • Sun 04.07 | 21:30 | Cinematheque 4 | Filmmaker Present
  • Thu 08.07 | 16:30 | Cinematheque 2 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening, moderated by Ohad Landesman
  • Watch online | The film will be available from July 1st until July 31st

Erez Pery is a scholar, film curator, a producer and a filmmaker. He is a senior lecturer in the school of Audio and Visual Arts at Sapir College. His short films have been showcased around the world. His first feature length film, "The Interrogation" (2016) was showcased in numerous festivals.

Production: Elad Peleg, Haggai Arad and Erez Pery
Production Company: Daroma Productions
Script: Erez Pery and Lev Goltser
Editing: Lev Goltser
Sound Design: Yuri Priymenko
Music: Boris Malkovsky