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Jan and Jimi

Jan and Jimi meet by chance after 20 years apart. The random encounter on the streets of Tel Aviv evolves into a night-long flirtation, during which the two try to deal with the widened gaps between them and figure out if there is a way to rekindle their unfulfilled love.

  • Yael Shmuelov
  • Yael Shmuelov
  • Illy Levi
  • Romy Gavriel
  • Yael Shmuelov
  • Noa Biron
    Key Cast
  • Assaf Solomon
    Key Cast
  • Offek Hasid
    Director of Photograpgy
  • Amir Kiper
  • Johnny Tiberin
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ג'אן וג'ימי
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    Yes - The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
Director Biography - Yael Shmuelov

Yael Shmuelov was born in 1995 in Tel Aviv. She studied cinema at Ironi Alef high school of arts. After her military service she studied script writing led by Moshe Zonder. Yael excelled in academic film studies at the Open University, and is currently a bachelor's student at the Steve Tisch Film and Television School, Tel Aviv University.
Jan and Jimi is her first significant short film. Twins, the second film she wrote and directed in partnership with Ori Wolf, is being edited and will be screened during 2022.

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Director Statement

Jan and Jimi is my first short film, which I wrote and directed. It takes place in the city where I grew up, Tel Aviv. The big city in the film is portrayed in its beauty, like Manhattan by Woody Allen. and like Manhattan, although the city is a romantic environment, romantic love is not possible.
Jan, who chose the bourgeois life of family and career, confronts the life that she missed, the nostalgic memory of her youth. The rebellious girl that she once was who never bowed down to authority. Meeting Jimi, she tries to revive that girl, to come together with her young love – with whom she might have had a different life.
Jan realizes there is no turning back. Even though she is unhappy in her ordinary and square life, the gap between her and Jimi shows her she is no longer that rebellious girl.
Jan and Jimi deals with class differences in the city of Tel Aviv, with unreliable nostalgia, with ideological freedom and its prices - versus the freedom of comfort and its own prices.