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The Other City

The Other City

In 2007 Livi, a photography student, moves into an empty building in downtown Haifa. Just before her loneliness urges her to leave, Shahar, Zvi, Iddo and Talia move into that very building – young artists themselves. The friendship ignites in an instant and when Zvi can’t pay his rent, they decide to rent a space together, half of which will be Zvi’s dwelling and half – an art gallery and bar. The joint work thrives and their voice is heard across the distance, but cracks begin to show, the gallery closes and they disperse. For 12 years, Livi follows their journey to fulfill their dreams as they face the reality of livelihood difficulties, manic depression and alcoholism, unfolding both intimately and lovingly, revealing the story of five friends and their coming of age.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2022

Director: Livi Kessel

Producer: Ami livne, Itai Tamir, co-producer Livi Kessel

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Livi Kessel

Editor: Danel Elpeleg

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Vagshal

Original Soundtrack: Ofir Leibowitz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, Mifal HaPayis

Script: Livi Kessel, Danel Elpeleg

Distributor: Laila Films

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: העיר האחרת

In 2007 Livi, a photography student, moves into an empty building in downtown Haifa. Just before her loneliness urges her to leave, Shahar, Zvi, Iddo and Talia move into that very building – young artists themselves. The friendship ignites in an instant and when Zvi can’t pay his rent, they decide to rent a space together, half of which will be Zvi’s dwelling and half – an art gallery and bar. The joint work thrives and their voice is heard across the distance, but cracks begin to show, the gallery closes and they disperse. For 12 years, Livi follows their journey to fulfill their dreams as they face the reality of livelihood difficulties, manic depression and alcoholism, unfolding both intimately and lovingly, revealing the story of five friends and their coming of age.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2022

 
The Other City

Director: Livi Kessel

Producer: Ami livne, Itai Tamir, co-producer Livi Kessel

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Livi Kessel

Editor: Danel Elpeleg

Soundtrack Editor: Shahaf Vagshal

Original Soundtrack: Ofir Leibowitz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, Mifal HaPayis

Script: Livi Kessel, Danel Elpeleg

Distributor: Laila Films

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: העיר האחרת

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