Feature Film in competition
Grand Jury Prize - Feature Film
Julie and Yuval live in Paris, are in love and have just had a baby. When Yuval needs to return to Israel to renew his visa, they start sharing their family routine via video call. Watching each other obsessively through a screen, however, begins to take its toll on their relationship. Will their love survive the perils of this new form of “interaction”?
Keren Ben Rafael
Direction & Screenplay
Keren Ben Rafael was born in Israel in 1978. She studied Philosophy and French Literature at Tel Aviv University while working as a director and content editor on television documentaries. She graduated from the prestigious French School La Femis, directing department in 2009. Her short films I’m your man, Northern lights and At the beach won several prizes at various festivals and were all screened on television. Her debut feature, Virgins, premiered at Tribeca in 2018 where its female lead won Best Actress. It also won the Fipresci Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Best Director and Best Actress at the Montenegro Film Festival, and Best Film at the Sguardi Altrove women’s Film Festival, Milan. The End of Love is her second feature film.
Élise Benroubi is a screenwriter for both films and TV. Élise met Israeli director Keren Ben Rafael, in Paris, on the very first day of film school at La Fémis. Together they wrote several short films before collaborating together on Virgins. The End of Love is their second feature which they co-wrote on skype - Élise in Paris, Keren in Tel-Aviv.
À coeur battant
French, Hebrew, English
Keren Ben Rafael
Élise Benroubi, Keren Ben Rafael
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