Between Shadows and Spotlights: A Voice Without a Face

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Between Shadows and Spotlights: A Voice Without a Face

This is a personal film by Asaf Bason, who embarks on a voyage seeking his cultural and spiritual roots hidden in the complex figure of his father.
Yitzhak Bason, Magdi by his stage name, was a poet and singer of Arabic music on the one hand, and a Mossad agent on the other. He lived a life full of contradictions, between his love for Arabic culture and his identity as an Israeli Mossad agent; the conflict between being a poet and having to provide for his family; and the calling to serve national interest. In his quest, Asaf visits his father’s friends from both worlds – the musicians as well as secret agents.

Festivals and Awards:

Cinema South Festival, Israel, 2005; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007; Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

Director: Asaf Bason

Producer: Levi Zini, Duby Koritoru

Production Company: 2 Shot Films

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan-Yaacov, Oded Kimche

Editor: Tor Ben Mayor

Original Soundtrack: Magdi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מכתוב עלייכ

This is a personal film by Asaf Bason, who embarks on a voyage seeking his cultural and spiritual roots hidden in the complex figure of his father.
Yitzhak Bason, Magdi by his stage name, was a poet and singer of Arabic music on the one hand, and a Mossad agent on the other. He lived a life full of contradictions, between his love for Arabic culture and his identity as an Israeli Mossad agent; the conflict between being a poet and having to provide for his family; and the calling to serve national interest. In his quest, Asaf visits his father’s friends from both worlds – the musicians as well as secret agents.

Festivals and Awards:

Cinema South Festival, Israel, 2005; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007; Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2007

 

Director: Asaf Bason

Producer: Levi Zini, Duby Koritoru

Production Company: 2 Shot Films

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan-Yaacov, Oded Kimche

Editor: Tor Ben Mayor

Original Soundtrack: Magdi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מכתוב עלייכ

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