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The film tells the story of Imri, who at 19 goes to live in Tel Aviv, but dreams of moving to Japan. Through their relationships and encounters and in diverse cinematic tools, we are introduced to the young person’s life. An exploration of living in the exotic city of Tel Aviv is presented through a hero who are themselves in the midst of exploring his own choice of an exotic place. A unique correlation is formed between the hero’s misconception of Japan and ours of them. The movie was constructed by both improvised and pre-scripted scenes, as required by the nature of each scene.

Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival’s competition. North American premiered at MoMA ND/NF 2008. Awarded Best Film at the Mexico City Film Week.

Download the presskit in English here, in French here.

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