Private Project

Circular Breathing

In an unidentified, almost abstract space, overlooking what seems to be a vast and dull landscape- an exhausted young man, a blanket wrapped around him, receives a voice message from a crying young woman, telling him she is pregnant with his child. Where is he? Who is he?
This is a film about a place. The young generation of Israeli settlers in the occupied Judean Desert are not ideological settlers, but rather- escapist settlers, trying to escape society or themselves. Yet they are unaware of the tiring daily moral burden they carry around with them, and which they are unknowingly and unsuccessfully trying to escape from as well.
And so, Aharoni lives a life of aimless wandering around the dessert, alone on his funny looking Vespa, restlessly jumping from encounter to encounter, among fellow loners as himself, trying desperately to convince themselves that they do not need anyone. But although he is depressed, detached and incapable of love and connection; the power of loneliness, emotional-dependency, insecurity and mistake overcome, and life is able to be created. Will this bring Aharoni’s exhausting vagabond days to an end?

  • Roi bogot
  • Roi Bogot
  • Roi Bogot
  • Gal Shavit
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    מעגלי הנשימה
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2016
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Director Biography - Roi bogot

Roi is 30 years old, starting his forth out of five years in the Sam Spiegel film school in Jerusalem. Previously enrolled in an intensive religious-studies institute, and then learned to be a teacher.

This is Roi’s first film.

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