Experiencing Interruptions?


Upon finding the singed remains of a burned Israeli flag in the school yard, the principal of a failing high school in a neglected community must choose between solving the problem - or finding the truth.

  • Matan Ben Moreh
  • Matan Ben Moreh
  • elia melamed, Matan Ben Moreh
  • Sharon Hacohen-bar
    Key Cast
    Alex Is Lovesick
  • Yaron Ben-Haim
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    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Vancouver International Film Festival 2017
  • Best Thriller Film and Best Female Performance at Shiver Film Festival 2017
  • Lublin Film Festival 2017
Director - Matan Ben Moreh
Director Statement

I grew up in a small isolated community in the south of Israel, only a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Since early childhood I have been drawn to outcasts and misfits and when my teenage years arrived, I chose punk rock as a way to manifest my rebellion.

The story of my movie is an homage to my school years, only this time it is from the high school principal’s point of view. I wanted to create a dark and grotesque world where all the lines are blurred. No character is innocent and stereotypes are not broken but pushed to their extreme.

To achieve the right look for the movie we filmed in an abandoned school full of rubble and dead birds in the south of Israel where I grow up. The movie deals with a lot of Israeli issues, from the cynical patriotism that is forced upon its citizens to our society’s treatment of minorities (in the movie’s case – Arabs, Russians and gay people), and the rise of Satanism in our schools.

Even though they are Israeli issues with Israeli references, I am confident that the outside viewer can relate as our societies face more and more the same issues.
The main theme of the movie is truly a global one – is the truth still relevant?