November 30, 2019  |  Cinematheque Tel Aviv

Dana Goldberg

Dana Goldberg is an Israeli filmmaker, graduate of HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, 2003. Between 2003-2017 Goldberg wrote and directed 12 short films, exploring forms of violence, gender and identity. “Alice”, her debut feature film, was awarded the best screenplay, best actress and the jury’s special mention at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2012. Goldberg had also worked in the fields of poetry, theater, video art, and photography. In 2016 she established Kinoclan in collaboration with poet Dr. Efrat Mishori. In 2017 Goldberg and Mishori made “Death of a Poetess” – an independent feature film, starring Evgenia Dodina and Samira Saraya. Saraya was awarded the best actress award at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2017.

Alice

82 min

Israel 2012

Director: Dana Goldberg

Alice: Ilanit Ben Yaakov

Neta: Darya Sheizaf

Vered: Neta Bar Refael

Yoel: Amos Shouv

Igal: Haim Znati

Eli: Itai Naveh

Producer: Itai Tamir

Screenwriter: Dana Goldberg

Cinematographer: Asi Oren

Editor: Hadara Oren

Original Music: Karni Postel

Production Designer: Sharon Eagel

Costumes: Nardeen Srouji

Sound Design: Michael Goorevich

Cast Manager: Emmanuelle Mayer

 

Alice, 38, spends her days sleeping. Working nights at a rehabilitation center provides her an accessible excuse that conceals fatigue and emotional apathy. Yigal, Alice’s husband, feels lonely and tormented by her chilly attitude, while his pent up anger gradually heightens. Eli, her 9 year old son, is desperate for her love.

 

The rehabilitation center houses and treats thirty young women who have suffered emotional crisis. Alice prefers as little communication as possible with the girls and performs only the basic demands of her job: Handing out medication, supervising meals and overseeing shower time. After lights out, in her small room in the staff area, Alice meets Yoel, her lover. On the narrow single bed, a passion for another kind of life, for what might have been, is aroused.

 

The girls’ volcanic emotional world reflects how desolate Alice’s life is in contrast. Thus, she cannot remain on the sidelines for too long. The confrontations of a dominant young woman on the one hand and the dependence of another, hurl her into a power triangle that will have devastating consequences

Screened at Lethal Lesbian – The Grey Zone

Dana Goldberg

Dana Goldberg is an Israeli filmmaker, graduate of HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, 2003. Between 2003-2017 Goldberg wrote and directed 12 short films, exploring forms of violence, gender and identity. “Alice”, her debut feature film, was awarded the best screenplay, best actress and the jury’s special mention at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2012. Goldberg had also worked in the fields of poetry, theater, video art, and photography. In 2016 she established Kinoclan in collaboration with poet Dr. Efrat Mishori. In 2017 Goldberg and Mishori made “Death of a Poetess” – an independent feature film, starring Evgenia Dodina and Samira Saraya. Saraya was awarded the best actress award at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2017.

Death of a Poetess

Israel, 2017, 75 min.

Lenny Sadeh: Evgenia Dodina | Yasmin Nasser: Samira Saraya | Investigator: Y. Goldberg | Cashier: Vaan Nguyen | Poetry editor: Prof. Uzi Shavit | Hairdresser: Meron Mizrahi | Pedicurist: Ruth Nachtomi | Shopkeeper: Nira Levy | Taxi driver: Moshe Choresh | Man at the bar: Boaz Hazan | Nimrod Mishori | Aya Bechor | Matan Bruchim

 

Screenwriters and Directors: Efrat Mishori & Dana Goldberg | Producer: Dana Goldberg | Associate Producer: Claudia Landsberger | Executive Producer: Yael Pinsker | Director of Photography: Asi Oren | Second Camera: Irit Sharvit | Editor: Katia Shepeliavaya | Production Designer: Carmela Sanderson | Costumes: Yaron Arye | Make Up: Nurith Barkan | Sound Mix: Slava Frenklakh | Sound Design: Michael Goorevich | Colorist: Yair Nahshon | Original Music:  Henree & Nikka, Moshe & Sandra Choresh, Efrat Mishori, Kolibris – Talia Keinan, Gai Sherf, Matan Fox | Assistant DOP: Stas Kahn | Production Assistants: Matan Bruchim, Noga Abramovich, Sasha Full Frame | Poster & Graphic Design: Anna Lukashevsky | Titles: Shiri Blumenthal

 

A delicate, poetic cinematic work, consisting of two parallel axes. Lenny Sadeh is a Tel Aviv based scholar who passes through the last day of her life. Yasmin Nasser, an Arab nurse who lives in Jaffa, is interrogated by the police.  The worlds of these two women meet for a critical moment and bound together inseparably.

 

Screened at Lethal Lesbian 2017

Alice

82 min

Israel 2012

Director: Dana Goldberg

Alice: Ilanit Ben Yaakov

Neta: Darya Sheizaf

Vered: Neta Bar Refael

Yoel: Amos Shouv

Igal: Haim Znati

Eli: Itai Naveh

Producer: Itai Tamir

Screenwriter: Dana Goldberg

Cinematographer: Asi Oren

Editor: Hadara Oren

Original Music: Karni Postel

Production Designer: Sharon Eagel

Costumes: Nardeen Srouji

Sound Design: Michael Goorevich

Cast Manager: Emmanuelle Mayer

 

Alice, 38, spends her days sleeping. Working nights at a rehabilitation center provides her an accessible excuse that conceals fatigue and emotional apathy. Yigal, Alice’s husband, feels lonely and tormented by her chilly attitude, while his pent up anger gradually heightens. Eli, her 9 year old son, is desperate for her love.

 

The rehabilitation center houses and treats thirty young women who have suffered emotional crisis. Alice prefers as little communication as possible with the girls and performs only the basic demands of her job: Handing out medication, supervising meals and overseeing shower time. After lights out, in her small room in the staff area, Alice meets Yoel, her lover. On the narrow single bed, a passion for another kind of life, for what might have been, is aroused.

 

The girls’ volcanic emotional world reflects how desolate Alice’s life is in contrast. Thus, she cannot remain on the sidelines for too long. The confrontations of a dominant young woman on the one hand and the dependence of another, hurl her into a power triangle that will have devastating consequences

Screened at Lethal Lesbian – The Grey Zone

Alpha

12 min

Israel 2007

Director: Dana Goldberg

Cast: Rozina Cambos: Tamara Kleingon

The final minutes of an intimate night between two women. One is a fifty years old and the other is twenty three. What seems to be a fragile promise of harmony brings about the relationship demise.

 

The film was screened at Lethal Lesbian 3

Alligator

23 min

Israel 2019

Director: Dana Goldberg

Cast: Hadas Mordel, Razia Israeli, Tamara Klingon, Eli Moshe, Nadia Kucher, Yaron Ben-Menachem & Alice Kroytor

22 years old Ilana lives with her mother in an old apartment in the center of  Tel Aviv. Every conversation between the two turns into a quarrel that makes Ilana run off. Wandering in the ruthless, dark streets, Ilana seeks closeness and humanity.

 

The film was screened at Lethal Lesbian Reloaded