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Directed by Assaf Machnes
Narrative Short
Israel | 17 min | 2018

Shai used to be a tough commander and Kedem used to be his tormented rookie. Things change.

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Layam - Assaf MachnesAssaf Machnes

Writer-director based in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the Met Film School (London).

Assaf’s shorts were selected for festivals such as Venice Biennale (2018), Berlinale (2017), Locarno (2016), Sarajevo, BFI London, Palm Springs, Seattle and Raindance. His films have won numerous awards, and were sold for distribution at HBO Europe, ARTE, Mediaset, SBS, SVT, Pacific Voice and Télé-Québec.

An alumni of Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy, and Berlinale Talent’s program, Assaf is now raising funds for his debut feature while developing several projects both for the small and the big screen.

Film Information

Directors:  Assaf Machnes
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Language: Hebrew
Runtime: 17 min.


Cinematography: Itay Gross
Producers: Assaf Machnes
Editor: Or Lee-Tal
Music: Daniel Markovich

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