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Apollonian Story

Apolonian story

Forty years ago, while searching for his place in the world, Nissim Kahlon (67) made his home in a limestone cliff under the Apollonia National Park, north of the Herzliya coast. Amidst the sound of the waves and the fragile limestone mountain, he dug a cave to live in, to shield him from the heat and cold. For years he lived without electricity or running water. Today the “home” that he built out of anything and everything – rocks, trash, sand – contains countless caves and tunnels, and Nissim insists on continuing to work on it every day. His work never ends. The sea, which he loves dearly, constantly gnaws at his house, threatening his life’s work. The unending building also takes a toll – his body aches and betrays him.

After years of estrangement, Nissim suggests that his son, Moshe (18), who was born in the cave and will soon join the military, move in with him and inherit the cave. Together they work to dig out the cave in which he will live in. Through their hard work, a complex relationship between father and son is revealed.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2013;  Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, 2013; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, 2013; Full Frame Documentary Festival, 2014; AFI / Silver Doc Documentary Festival, USA, 2014

Director: Ilan Moskovich, Dan Bronfeld

Producer: Ilan Moskovitch, Dan Bronfeld

Production Company: Tree M Productions

Cinematographer: Dan Bronfeld

Editor: Tanya Shwartz

Soundtrack Editor: Gadi Raz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: סיפור אפולוני

Forty years ago, while searching for his place in the world, Nissim Kahlon (67) made his home in a limestone cliff under the Apollonia National Park, north of the Herzliya coast. Amidst the sound of the waves and the fragile limestone mountain, he dug a cave to live in, to shield him from the heat and cold. For years he lived without electricity or running water. Today the “home” that he built out of anything and everything – rocks, trash, sand – contains countless caves and tunnels, and Nissim insists on continuing to work on it every day. His work never ends. The sea, which he loves dearly, constantly gnaws at his house, threatening his life’s work. The unending building also takes a toll – his body aches and betrays him.

After years of estrangement, Nissim suggests that his son, Moshe (18), who was born in the cave and will soon join the military, move in with him and inherit the cave. Together they work to dig out the cave in which he will live in. Through their hard work, a complex relationship between father and son is revealed.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2013;  Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, 2013; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece, 2013; Full Frame Documentary Festival, 2014; AFI / Silver Doc Documentary Festival, USA, 2014

Apolonian story

Director: Ilan Moskovich, Dan Bronfeld

Producer: Ilan Moskovitch, Dan Bronfeld

Production Company: Tree M Productions

Cinematographer: Dan Bronfeld

Editor: Tanya Shwartz

Soundtrack Editor: Gadi Raz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Noga Communications – Channel 8

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: סיפור אפולוני

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