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Underwater

The coming of age story of Amalia, a precocious 11 year old girl, backdropped by early 90s day to day life in a small village in Israel. Her life is rocked by the return of her uncle, a charismatic and handsome man of 35, who comes back home suffering from a mysterious illness. A unique bond gradually forms between the two. He supports her and she in return offers him last moments of grace, right up to the inevitable end.

  • Yasmin Harel
    Director
    PeriGee (Short animaton, 2005)
  • Yasmin Harel
    Writer
  • Noa Paz
    Producer
  • Ran Danker
    Key Cast
    The Gordin Cell (2012 - ), Rabies (2010)
  • Yaël Abecassis
    Key Cast
    Away from His Absence (2014), Dancing Arabs (2014), 7 Days (2009)
  • Rotem Moore
    Key Cast
  • Yoram Yosephsberg
    Key Cast
  • Yahav Friedman
    Key Cast
  • Almorak Marsha
    Editor
  • Shira Arad
    First Draft Editing
  • Ori Alon
    Online Editor
  • Supervisor Editor
    Online Editor
  • Edit Studios
    Studios
  • Irit Ben Yehuda
    Unit Production Manager
  • Ella Tavor
    Unit Production Manager
  • Halely Harel
    Unit Production Manager
  • Maya Dreifuss
    Script Editor
  • Dov Rubenstein
    Script Editor
  • Inbal Ganor
    Script Editor
  • Tzurit Hartzion
    1st Assistant Director
  • Natalie Cohen
    Script Supervisor
  • Ben Hertzog
    Director of Photography
  • Zohar Mutayn
    1st Assistant DOP
  • Ran Mendelson
    1st Assistant DOP
  • Daniel Bar
    1st Assistant DOP
  • Inbal Alma Betzer
    Still Photographer
  • Or Harel
    Assistant Producers
  • Meital Cohen
    Assistant Producers
  • , Chen Tzabari
    Assistant Producers
  • Karni Shagia
    Assistant Producers
  • Valerie Nemanov
    Assistant Producers
  • Carmit Leshinsky
    Assistant Producers
  • Ofir Karlstadt
    Assistant Producers
  • Lilach Harel
    Assistant Producers
  • Maya Golan
    Assistant Producers
  • Dedi Balestra
    Assistant Producers
  • Dana Naftaly
    Assistant Producers
  • Nahik Kremer
    Assistant Producers
  • Yotam Aronovitz
    Assistant Producers
  • Maayan Madar
    Assistant Producers
  • Shany Noam
    Assistant Producers
  • Almog Gurevich
    Assistant Producers
  • Frank Ilfman
    Music Composed by
  • Ronen Nagel
    Sound Design
  • Nati Taub
    Sound Design
  • Ronen Nagel
    Re-recording Mixers
  • Lee Zohar
    Re-recording Mixers
  • Nati Taub
    Sound Editors
  • Michal Gideon
    Sound Editors
  • Yuri Priymenko
    Assistant Re-recording Mixer
  • Sound Around Studios, Mixroom
    Sound Studios
  • Oded Yossef Ringel
    Sound Engineer
  • Ran Tsrouya
    Sound Engineer
  • Oni Elbar
    Sound Engineer
  • Yahav Shemesh
    Boom Operators
  • Yuval Edelman
    Boom Operators
  • Ofir Hazan
    Costume Designer
  • Liron Bliss
    Costume Designer
  • Hadas Tuval
    Costume Designer
  • Ayelet Nahmias
    Production Designer
  • Hagai Weinblum
    Property Masters
  • Noa Schwartz
    Title Design
  • Roni Ben Zioni
    Graphic Designer on Set
  • Michal Inditzky
    Make Up and Hair
  • Asaf Yecheskel
    Distributor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Israel
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel
  • Language:
    Hebrew
  • Shooting Format:
    HD Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • TLV Film Festival
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    June 8, 2015
    National premier
  • Hamilton Film Festival
    Hamilton, Canada
    November 5, 2015
    North American premiere
  • Feminist and Queer International Film Festival
    Bucharest, Romania
    November 6, 2015
    European premiere
  • China Women's film festival
    Beijing, China
    November 25, 2015
    Asian premiere
  • New York Film Week
    New York, USA
    October 3, 2016
  • 6th. LGBT Film Festival
    Warsa, Poland
    February 22, 2016
  • Durban International Film Festival
    Durban
    South Africa
    October 15, 2016
    African Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Costanza Film Distribution
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Yasmin Harel

Yasmin Harel, born in Israel, 1978. Holds a B.A degree in Visual Arts from Bezalel Academy of art and design, and studied for M.A degree in Film Direction from Tel Aviv University.
Has a diverse working experience in the culture field in Israel, mainly in the film and television industries in various positions in art and production. Her artistic interest lays in re-writing memories into an imaginative and vivid emotive reality.

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Director Statement

"Underwater" is my personal story. It took me 25 years to get this burden off my chest, to accept the guilt and pronounce it in the only way I know how - by telling a story. I never got to tell my uncle goodbye, so now, with this film, I bid him farewell. I learned a lot from making this film, mostly about myself. I hope the viewers would share my feelings.