Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Take 5 with "Kimat Normali"

The 7th annual Oxford Film Festival is getting closer every day. Before we kick off another fun-packed festival, we thought we would take five with filmmakers and get to know them just a little better.

Keren Benrafael's film "Kimat Normali," screens Friday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.

OFF: In 10 words, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

KB: It's a comedy for all ages about a boy that tries to mix celebration with commemoration. I guess you should see it to understand...

OFF: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

KB: Working with my family, about a personnel subject that we all know well - commemoration. Having my sister as a producer, my mother in charge of catering, my father as a side actor, and all my expended family as extras. At last they all understand what I do in life...

OFF: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

KB: After editing films for the army's film unit, I directed documentaries for the Israeli television, and then took on cinema school in Paris at "La Femis". I graduated this year in directing section.

OFF: What’s your dream distribution plan for the film?

KB: The film has already been bought by a french television channel, which is great. I would love for it to be seen by kids and grown ups, I think it's a film for a large audience, and not only for cinema lovers.

OFF: What’s the future hold in store for your film and for you?

KB: I am currently working on feature film about the sewers of Tel Aviv that get crazy. I am also working in paris on a very unique film project for theater, and on another short film.

1 comment:

baliplus said...

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