« AOÛT AVANT L’EXPLOSION » directed by Avi Mograbi

« AOÛT AVANT L’EXPLOSION » directed by Avi Mograbi

Release date:
2003

Editeur :
Les Films d'Ici

Avi Mograbi makes the spectators wandering in Israeli streets through the 31 days of the months of August, which he hates so much. Through a fiction, this walk is an opportunity for him to open his thoughts on everything he hates : the unceasing violence of his country and the persecution of Muslims. In the film, Avi Mgrabi plays different roles : himself, his wife and an Israeli colonist who is planning to massacre the faithful of the Mosque of Hebron. Avi Mograbi is a film director, actor, producer, scriptwriter, photography director, specialist of montages, sound engineer as well as a directing assistant. He is a true all-rounder in cinema. Avi Mograbi is known for his provocative documentary films about his own country. Coming from a Zionist family, he goes counter the ideas he was raised with. Before directing his own films, he collaborated with Claude Lelouche and Costa Gavras. He first trained with short films and was rewarded at the Film Festival of Krakow for « Déportation ». His first feature film was « Comment j’ai appris à surmonter ma peur et à aimer Ariel Sharon ». His genre and ideas are from now on set in the cinema world. The Israeli film director therefore goes along documentary films, hilst dealing with his favorite topics : the violence of the Israeli army towards Palestinians and the disobedience to the Israeli right wing.