Israel, U.S.A 2021 | 51 min. | English | Hebrew & English subtitles

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. 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.

Production: lad Peleg, Haggai Arad & Erez Pery
Script: Erez Pery and Lev Goltser
Cinematography: Erez Pery
Editing: Lev Goltser
Music: Boris Malkovsky
Sound Design: Yuri Priymenko
Supporting Funds: Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb
Festivals: ZagrebDox

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