Crickets

  • Fiction

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2016

  • Length: 25 minutes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)

Director And Screenplay: Zlil Ziso

Producer: Amit Gur

Cinematographer: Nofar Shayman

Editor: Chen Zilberberg

Sound Design: Anatoli Sterin

Original Music: Stav Shayman

Cast: Tal Zolti, Meirav Gruber, Eli Dor Haim, Moti Melamed, Chen Selma, Naama Jacobovich

Synopsis:

Romi is a youngster whose emotional condition deteriorates following her parents’ divorce. Her friends isolate her and she loses her leading role in her school’s theater production. Romi finds an escape and a spirited friendship in her lonely grandfather who spends his days drilling walls and watching porn movies. Protesting the divorce and her mom’s move to her room, Romi start a hunger strike. Grandfather responds by stopping to eat himself and becomes weaker every day. The moment Romi finds her grandfather unconscious leads to a release and to Romi making peace with her mom.