Karov La Bayit

Year: 2005
Country: Israel
Director: Vardit Bilu, Dalia Hager
Cast: Smadar Sayar, Naama Schendar, Katia Zimbris, Ami Weinberg, Irit Suki
Genre: drama
Runtime: 98 min.
Age: 18+

Film-winner of the New Cinema Forum award at the Berlin IFF for directing, about patrol girls in Jerusalem

Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar. But the two are thrown together as they are assigned to a patrol in Jerusalem as part of their compulsory military service. Their job is to stop Palestinian passersby, to ask for their identity cards, and to write down their details on special forms. You don't move from this place, don't sit down, don't smoke, don't eat, don't talk on your cell phones, says their commander, leaving them alone on the street with their patrol forms. What will they do now? This is the story of two 18-year-old girls who are busy with their own worlds--falling in love, break-ups, and the volatile relationship between the two--in an attempt to ignore the political reality in a city that slowly makes its way into their lives. 

Awards & Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival – C.I.C.A.E. Award (Forum of New Cinema)
Awards of the Israeli Film Academy – Best Sound
Tokyo FILMeX – participation