The film is part of an intercultural documentary project by ifs and Beit Berl College in Israel. Under the title "Sympathy for the other," students from both schools dealt with questions of national identity, multiculturalism and migration.
"I live other lives": 33-year-old Tamar observes people on the streets of Tel Aviv and processes her impressions in daily illustrations that lead as ironic remarks behind the facade of everyday life in Israel. Life in a seemingly liberal society that is "in the middle of a storm" and where "everyone has an opinion on everything," as Tamar notes. This is not so easy to bear, so Tamar prefers to be mostly alone. In seclusion, she pursues her inspirations and has strength enough to deal with the darker phases of her life in her comics. There's talk of bombings, a failed marriage and constant antidepressants - but all underpinned with subtle humor. The film shows, from a certain distance, the aura of a modern young woman in contemporary Israel. Inevitably, it raises the question of a life in crisis.
Tamar, a 33-year-old Tel Aviv comics artist, watches passersby, listens to their conversations and translates her impressions into comics with an ironic expression. She peels off the mask from a society, in the eye of the storm, that claims to be liberal and in which everyone has an opinion about everything. Secure between her four walls, she touches the darkest spots of her life- a bomb attack, a failed marriage, coping with depression. A young, modern woman in today's Israel.
awards & Festivals
- Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Tel Aviv (Israel)
- Minsk International Film Festival Listapad in Weißrussland