Foxtrot

Samuel Maoz

 

For a whole hour, the filmmaker Samuel Maoz feared his daughter was dead. That’s how long it took to get hold of her, after an attack on a bus in which she might have been sitting. That uncertain hour, twenty years ago, was the worst thing he had ever experienced – even worse than his war experiences, which he tackled in his masterful debut, Lebanon (2009).
Foxtrot takes this personal trauma as the starting point for a story about the Feldmann family. Father Michael and mother Daphna learn at the start of the film that their son Jonathan has died on military service, as a guard at a deserted border post. The facts prove to be a lot more complex.
In three stylistically different parts, Maoz tells the story from the perspective of father, son and mother. All three dance a foxtrot with fate. A dance with many variations, but ‘no matter where you go, you end up where you started’.
 

 

Screenings

  • Pathé 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 3
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Samuel Maoz
Country
Israel
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
108’
Language
Hebrew
Producer
Eitan Mansuri, Viola Fügen, Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar, Michel Merkt
Production Company
Spiro Films, Pola Pandora Film, ASAP Films, knm
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Samuel Maoz
Cinematography
Giora Bejach
Editor
Arik Lahav-Leibovich, Guy Nemesh
Production Design
Arad Sawat
Sound Design
Samuel Cohen, Ansgar Frerich, Alex Claude
Music
Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznanky
Cast
Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray, Gefen Barkai, Dekel Adin, Shaul Amir, Itay Exlroad