100 Meters Apart: 4 Short Films
During the COVID-19 lockdown in Israel, no-one, other than key workers and for essential journeys, could move further than 100 meters from their front door. At this time of restriction, under very difficult conditions and with no idea of what the future would bring, Kastina Communications and HOT produced real time short films with 12 prominent film makers, creating a touching anthology.
SERET has selected four of these short films, each of which expresses a unique response to the challenges which everyone throughout the world has been confronted with over the past 18 months.
Behind the Door by Sigal Avin
The story follows a couple during the third wave of the COVID19 pandemic. A man wakes up in the middle of the night to the sound of loud banging on the door and remembers that he had locked his wife in the bathroom.
Long Distance by Asaph Polonsky
Following a year-long long-distance relationship, when the Corona virus hits, Gil tells Nira during a Zoom session that he is coming to live with her in New York. But, Nira isn’t as enthusiastic and poses the question: What does it say about our relationship that we needed a global pandemic to bring us together?
Please Behave by Maor Zaguri
Tikva Gideon, winner of 2020 Big Brother Israel, leaves the Big Brother house and returns to the outside world to celebrate her victory, money, and fame. But this is not the world she had previously known. There is no audience waiting for her outside, the taxi driver will not shake her hand, won’t roll up the window, and explains to her why at this time when the world is dealing with a pandemic, Tikva is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
Ticking by Asaf Korman
A family makes a Tik-Tok video to send to their hospitalised grandmother. Whilst Mum tries to calm things down at home and convince the kids to cooperate and help with the video, Grandmother’s condition is getting continuously worse.