The Director

Directed By: Shira Porat / 18 Minutes
Israel, Poland / 2017 / Hebrew, English, Polish (English Subtitles)
Short Film (up to 45 minutes) / Comedy; Drama
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT

Original Title: Habamait


Sivan, a 27 year old film student, arrives to Lodz, Poland with her short film that was selected to compete in a film festival. She imagines herself giggling with Gregorie Talik, walking on the red carpet and doing a lot of networking with big producers. In reality, however, Sivan finds herself in a god forsaken suburb. It appears that the negligible cinematic event is not
even familiar to the locals. And if that’s not enough, she is being teamed with a Polish guide, a 20 year old girl that sticks to her like a shadow. The film follows the two young women on a nighttime voyage, during which, Sivan will learn that the gap between her and the glorious filmmaker she thought she was, is bigger than she imagined