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Under a Blue Sun

Under a Blue Sun

When Bashir, a 75-year-old artist, watches the film Rambo III, he sees much more than Sylvester Stallone fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan. In the mute and grainy desert background, Bashir sees the Negev Desert in the south of Israel and a document of his dispossessed tribal land. In the 80s, he was hired to make the special effects for Rambo III. Today, Bashir returns to the desert film locations, where he finds material remnants and ruins left behind in the sand.

Festivals and Awards:

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2024; Docaviv International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2024

Director: Daniel Mann

Producer: Itai Tamir

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Itai Marom

Editor: Daniel Mann, Simon Birman

Original Soundtrack: Beny Wagner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Film and Television, Arte, CNC France, Rabinowitz Foundation, Midarom Film Fund

Script: Daniel Mann

Research: Daniel Mann

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מתחת לשמש כחולה

When Bashir, a 75-year-old artist, watches the film Rambo III, he sees much more than Sylvester Stallone fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan. In the mute and grainy desert background, Bashir sees the Negev Desert in the south of Israel and a document of his dispossessed tribal land. In the 80s, he was hired to make the special effects for Rambo III. Today, Bashir returns to the desert film locations, where he finds material remnants and ruins left behind in the sand.

Festivals and Awards:

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2024; Docaviv International Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2024

 
Under a Blue Sun

Director: Daniel Mann

Producer: Itai Tamir

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Itai Marom

Editor: Daniel Mann, Simon Birman

Original Soundtrack: Beny Wagner

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Film and Television, Arte, CNC France, Rabinowitz Foundation, Midarom Film Fund

Script: Daniel Mann

Research: Daniel Mann

Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Film Name in Hebrew: מתחת לשמש כחולה

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