Screening date: 24-11-2007 -- 17h45

Forgiveness tells the story of David Adler, a twenty-year old American-Israeli who decides to move back to Israel, only to find himself committed to a mental institution that sits on the ruins of a Palestinian village called Deir Yassin.

Flashbacks and flashforwards reveal the events that led up to his hospitalization. A ten-year old female ghost holds the secret to the riddle. But only when the secret is revealed can she find rest and give David the option to end a perpetually-repeated destiny...

Production: A Metro Communications and Elevation Filmworks Production
Year: 2006
Director: Udi Aloni
Editing: Galia Gill Moors
Cinematography: Amnon Zalait
Music: Tamir Muskat
Production Designers:  Kuly Sander & Tommaso Ortino
Cast: Itay Tiran, Clara Khoury, Moni Moshonov, Makram Khoury, Tamara Mansour, Michael Sarne, Ruba Blal, DAM
HDV   color   98 min

Filmography - Udi Aloni
Left (52 min, documentary) 1996
Local Angel (70 min, documentary) 2002
Innocent Criminals (short film) 2003
Forgiveness (90 min, fiction) 2006

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Born in Tel Aviv in 1959, he studied art in Israel and Dusseldorf. He has been living and working as an artist in New York for over ten years, where he also enjoys a successful career in advertising. He regards his films as a continuation of his work as an artist, such as the 1995 project "The Book of Sham"and the interactive exhibition "Re-UMan", which was shown at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1996.
Aloni is a strong voice in promoting justice, peace, solidarity and love between Israel and Palestine. His movies and visual art projects have been presented in various leading museums, galleries, and film festivals, among them the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Berlin, Toronto, and Buenos Aires film festivals. Forgiveness, his first fiction film, is a hybrid of his deep theoretical thinking and his pioneering creativity in visual aesthetics.

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