YOUTH

107 MINUTES, DRAMA

DIRECTOR / AUTHOR: TOM SHOVAL
PRODUCERS: ONE TWO FILMS, GREENPRODUCTIONS, UNITED KING
FUNDING: RABINOVICH FILM FUND, MEDIENBOARD, ARTE / SR

WORLD PREMIERE 2013, BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

WORLD SALES: THE MATCH FACTORY
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED KING (ISRAEL)
GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: PORT-AU-PRINCE

SYNOPSIS

Yaki and Shaul are two teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection. The brothers' family is suffering from an overgrowing debt which led to a deep depression of their father. The brothers feel that they can't just stand on the sidelines while their family falls apart. Up until now they were helpless, but with Yaki's enlistment to the army, like every other 18 year old Israeli boy, he is given a rifle. This rifle gives the brothers the power they need to act and from helpless teenagers they become men.

DIRECTOR: TOM SHOVAL

Tom Shoval was born in 1981 in Israel and is a filmmaker, film critic and a teacher. He made award winning short films including The Hungry Heart, Shred of Hope and I will drink my Tears, which participated in numerous festivals around the world. He graduated with merit from the "Sam Spiegel" School for cinema and television in 2007. Youth is Shoval's debut feature film. 

CO-PRODUCER: GREENPRODUCTIONS

GREENproductions is a young film production company led by producers Gal Greenspan and Roi Kurland, dedicated to the creation of quality art house films by promising young Israeli writer/directors that offer the target audience both innovation and excitement. The company specializes in feature-length productions and documentary films. It manages a library of award-winning shorts and has several productions underway with a collection of handpicked directors. 

www.greenproductions.co.il

FESTIVAL + AWARDS (SELECTION)

64. Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) 
37. Hong Kong Film Festival
05. CPH:PIX, Copenhagen (New Talent Grand Prix)
10. IndieLisboa, Lisbon (Competition)
48. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Another View)
10. Paris Cinéma Film Festival (Competition)
15. Tapei Film Festival ***New Talent Grand Prize***
30. Jerusalem Film Festival 
***Best Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Editing***
Ophir Awards 2013 (Israelis Oscar):
Nominee Best Director, Best Editor, Best supporting Actress
34. Durban International Film Festival ***Best Actor***
34. Manaki Brothers Macedonia Film Festival (New Visions)
15. Festival do Rio, Rio de Janeiro (Expectativa)
32. Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time)
50. Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Competition)
57. BFI London Film Festival (First Feature Competition)
15. Filmfestival Münster (Competition *Jury Special Mention*)
29. Warsaw Film Festival (Discovery)
49. Solothurn Film Festival (Fokus)