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Youth - Trailer
צפייה בסרטון


107 mins

Year of Production: 2013

Hebrew with English subtitles

Written and directed by Tom Shoval


Written and directed by: Tom Shoval

Produced by: Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery Co-produced by: Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske

Director of Photography: Yaron Scharf

Editor: Joel Alexis

Casting Director: Orit Azoulay

Production designer: Carmela Sanderson

Sound design: Gil Toren


David Cunio

Eitan Cunio

Moshe Ivgy

Shirili Deshe

Gita Amely


Yaki and Shaul are two teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection. Their family is suffering from an overgrowing debt, which has caused their father to fall into a deep depression. The brothers feel that they can't just stand on the sidelines while their family falls apart. Till recently, they were helpless. But now with Yaki's enlistment to the army, like every other 18 year old Israeli boy, he is given a rifle. This rifle gives the brothers the power they need to act and at once they are transformed from helpless teenagers into men.

Director's Biography

Tom Shoval was born 1981 in Israel. He graduated from the Sam Spiegel School for Cinema and Television in 2007. His short films The Hungry Heart, Shred of Hope and I will drink my tears, played at film festivals around the world, winning numerous prizes. His first feature film Youth gained great success both critically and with the audience. It was nominated four times at the Israeli Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) including the best Director section and won the Jerusalem Film Festival.


In 2014, Shoval received the prestigious Rolex Mentorship Initiative, for which he was personally chosen by the acclaimed director Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu. 


Youth has been screened at more than 50 festivals around the world including Berlin Film Festival, London BFI, Hong Kong Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo Filmex, New Films New Directors FF New York, and many others. The film also won the grand prize at the Taipei Film Festival 2013: the New Talent Award, and won three major prizes at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 including best film.


I Will Drink My Tears (16 min. Fiction. Video) – Post Production – 2011

That's the Spirit (15 min. Video-Art. Video) – 2008

Shred of Hope (26 min. Fiction.16 m"m) – 2007

The Hungry Heart (13 min. Fiction.16 m"m) – 2005

Van Gogh in Tel Aviv (16 min. Fiction.Video) - 2002


Berlinale- Berlin Film Festival 2013

Taipei Film Festival 2013: the New Talent Award

Jerusalem Film Festival 2013- three major prize including best film

London BFI 2013

 Hong Kong Film Festival 2013

 Karlovy Vary 2013

 Tokyo Filmex 2013

Warsaw IFF 2013

Sofia IFF 2014

New Films New Directors FF New York 2014

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