Year of Production : 2014
Hebrew with English subtitles
Written and Directed by Amikam Kovner
Written and Directed by: Amikam Kovner
Producers: Roi Kurland and Gal Greenspan
Director of Photography: Itay Marom
Editor: Assaf Lapid
Sound Designer: Ami Arad
Original Score: Alberto Shwartz
Production Designer: Ma'ayan Rypp
Line Producers: Ofir Goldman and Guy Martin Lahav
Rotem Zisman Cohen
During the Second Lebanon War, Motti and Keren, a young religious couple from the north of Israel, look for a place to stay to escape the tense situation in their hometown. They find themselves at Yali and Boaz's bourgeois apartment in Tel Aviv. Due to differences between the couples, conflicts begin to arise. The apartment becomes crowded and tense and Keren's obvious pregnancy becomes a painful reminder of the life Boaz and Yali will never have. Through the development of these relationships, this film tells the story of two couples who reflect some of the much greater issues facing Israeli society today.
Amikam Kovner is a director and screenwriter and a graduate (with honours) from Tel Aviv University's Film Department.
Kovner's short film Scar was screened in dozens of film festivals, sold to PBS network in the US, and won the "Kodak" award for excellence. His thesis film The Home Leave was screened at numerous festivals and won awards and received an honorable mention. Kovner also made a documentary First Kiss, which was broadcast as part of "Docu - Children" - a joint project of the Second Authority and Keshet Broadcasting. Haven is his first feature film.
Haven (2013, Israel, 75 minutes). Writer and Director.
The Home Leave (2008, Israel, 28 minutes). Writer and Director.
First Kiss (2005, Israel, documentary). Director and cinematographer.
Scar (2004, Israel, 15 minutes). Writer and Director.
Haifa International Film Festival, 2013
Moscow International Film Festival, 2013 (Premiere)