ONA META (Off Season) Poster

Ona Meta (Off Season)

dir. by Elinor Nechemya, Israel
runtime: 28 min
screening: July 7th
Wandering through mysterious paths of a sleepy seaside resort, Zohar seeks clues in hope to discover reasons for her father's absence from a family vacation. Obscurity and fear sends Zohar to darker places that threaten the unstable serenity.

Cast

  • Mika Altman (Lead Actor)
  • Kareen Ophir (Lead Actor)
  • Yuval Kruchenezki (Supporting)
  • Tamir Lifshiz (Supporting)
  • Itzik Arviv (Supporting)
  • Shoshi Sulimanov (Supporting)

Credits

Directors
Elinor Nechemya
Screenwriters
Elinor Nechemya
Cinematographers
Daniel Miller
Art directors
jeremy jaffe
Editors
Guy Nemesh
Sound editors
Nati Taub
Composers
Ofer Bymel
Mykonos Biennale 2015 - Film Festival -  ONA META (Off Season) - screen shot

Screenings

  • Indie Fest USA International Film Fest 10/2014
  • Festival del cortometraggio 'O Curt 11/2014
  • International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima 11/2014
  • Slamdance Film Festival 01/2015
  • Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival 01/2015
  • Brooklyn Underground Film Festival 01/2015
  • Third Eye Asian film Festival 01/2015
  • Pune Short Film Festival 01/2015
  • Beeston Film Festival 01/2015

Directors Statement

A girl is waiting for her father to show up to a family vacation. She feels that something is wrong but she cannot tell what. She hear things, she see things. Nobody is telling her anything.
The father's absence is the key for understanding the world of the film. The man figure, the Patriarch, is present through his paralyzing effect on the other characters. His presence-absence, which takes a crucial part in their relationships, enables communication only through acts of violence and self-harm.
My point of view is settled in the frozen camera, which at times roams freely with the character. The drama lives between the free motion and the static, within the resort's endless open spaces and its cold emptiness. This is where the childhood happens.

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