The Island

Student/Debut Competition
Adam Weingrod
Israel
2017
59min
Hebrew, English, French, Arabic

An intimate glimpse into the rich human mosaic of the St. Louis French Hospital, a hospice for terminally ill patients, situated on the tense border between East and West Jerusalem, across from the walls of the Old City. For two years the director accompanied patients and caregivers who shared their intimate stories. The film sensitively captures the moments of humor, tenderness, and sadness for those who live and those who depart on their last journey from the hospital.

Projections: 
11.07. Wednesday 20:30
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
11.09. Friday 19:45
Művész
English Subtitles
Producer: 
Adam Weingrod
Editor: 
Katia Shepeliavaya
Scriptwriter: 
Adam Weingrod
Camera: 
Adam Weingrod
Sound: 
Rotem Dror
Music: 
Adam Weingrod
Production info: 
AW Films
Distribution info: 
AW Films, Adam Weingrod, Shivtai Israel 15, Tel Aviv Jaffa, Telephone: +972545996116, Wadamski9@gmail.com, www.adamweingrod.com
Festivals: 
Doc Aviv Film Festival, Israel, 2017
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2018
The International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, Canada, 2018
Sehsuechte International Film Festival, Germany, 2018
Moscow Jewish Film Festival, Russia, 2018
Awards: 
Best Student Film at The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum Awards 2017
Dutch Golden Stone Award for Best Documentary, SCENECS International Film Festival 2018
Silver Remi at the WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival 2018