the film

Israel 1996 | 50 min | Hebrew | English subtitles

Written and Directed by: Levi Zini

Produced by: Ilan de Vries

Cinematography: Nili Aslan

Editing: Tali Goldenberg

Sound: Itay Alohev

Since 1990 choreographer Ohad Naharin is the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, which resulted in a successful international tour with the play Anaphase. By integrating dance, theatre, (rock) music and film in short fast scenes this choreography exceeds the limits of dance. ANAPHASE, THE FILM is not a documentary about this piece nor a registration of the performance, but a translation of the choreography to the film medium, making the film an autonomous artistic creation. The images in the film stem from three sources: live performances in the theatre, dancing scenes which were performed especially for the film, and rehearsals. Filmmaker Levi Zini aimed at a visual and auditive form that does justice to the thematic and sensual richness of the piece. The movements and the rhythm of the film offer the audience an overwhelming experience.

Supported by: Tel-Ad Broadcasting Channel 2 Jerusalem

Participated on the IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary