Hacholmim Mibabylon (Israel)

Babylon Dreamers

Hacholmim Mibabylon

  • Roman Shumunov

Synopsis

An intimate report from Israel’s periphery. A group of young dancers from Ashdod, whose members are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, is trying to win the International Breakdance Championship. The competition is the highlight of their dreams as dancers, but as we watch them prepare, we encounter a world of crisis and alienation. Mixer, 27, is supporting his family and trying to help his younger brothers, who still live with their alcoholic mother. Potter, 21, is in the army now; he still dreams of dancing, but has no one to help him care for his mother, who is ill. And yet, despite the hardships, these bold dancers confront reality head-on, because desperation is a luxury that they can hardly afford.
Section(s):
  • Market
Length: 87'
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Language(s): Russian, Hebrew
Premiere status (in January 2017): International Premiere
VdR edition: 2017

Production

Doron Tsabari– Guerilla Films

Sales Contact

Michael Treves
JMT Films
Michael@JMTFilms.com
Tel. +972 523633398

Screener

Watch the film on the Media Library, from 21 April to 29 July 2017, only for DOCM accredited professionals. www.visionsdureelmedialibrary.ch