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CRICKETS - still #1


US Premiere

Director: Matan Guggenheim

Israel, 2004, 16 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2005

Category:Narrative Short

WINNER: Best Short

Cast:Lior Perl, Yoav Yefet, Romy Abulafia

Crew:Producer: Maya Mnor - Editor: Guly Zilberstein, Matan Guggenheim, Yuval Shaferman - Cinematographer: Ofer Dory

Sales:Matan Guggenheim, Director - Tel Aviv, Israel, - T: +972-0505767256


After his parents are killed in a terrorist attack, Ido is forced to deal with his trauma in unconventional ways as he fights to maintain his sanity in a world closing in on him.

About the director

Brooklyn Film Festival alumni Matan Guggenheim is an Israeli filmmaker who, unfortunately, is not related to the Guggenheim Museum. He was born in Jerusalem in 1977 on his father's birthday. In 1999, after three years of weird, ludicrous, intense, crazy and pointless obligatory military service as a combat fighter in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), he went on to fulfill his Sisyphean destiny by studying cinema at Tel Aviv University. His controversial graduating film "Crickets" dealt with people gambling on terrorist attacks, and won numerous festival prizes including Best Short at the 2005 Brooklyn Film Festival, as well as a special prize from the UN for best political movie at the New York Film Festival, and was exhibited in more than 70 film festivals around the globe. "Paradise Cruise" is his first feature film.

Filmography BFF Alumni

Matan Guggenheim's filmography


Director Matan Guggenheim will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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