God’s Neighbors

God's Neighbors LargeSaturday Nov 16th 7:00 PM at The Screen
Followed by Skype interview with
Meni Yaesh, Director and screenwriter.

Winner! Cannes Festival SACD Award
Winner! Jerusalem Film Festival for Best Actor
Winner! Hamburg Film Festival Foreign Press Award

“… impassioned …”. Hollywood Reporter
“… hard-hitting …” Variety
“… intriguing …” Screen Daily
“… original …” Nisimazine

God’s Neighbors is a thought provoking story about violence in the name of God and the essence of faith as reflected through one man’s personal journey. With Tarantino overtones, the film follows three young men who take it upon themselves to enforce religious observance within a traditionally observant but mixed community. Described as “an impressive multi-layered … film”, God’s Neighbors has a superb ensemble cast, excellent direction and script, and a punchiness to its pace due in part to its musical score. First time director Meni Yaesh knows well the community portrayed in the film. It is where he grew up and still lives.

God’s Neighbors has been sponsored by Joan and Jeffrey Less and Myrna and Barry Bernard

Meet Meni Yaesh

Meni_Yaesh_smallMeni Yaesh is born and still lives in Bat Yam (Israel). He studied cinema at Camera Obscura and then Minshar School for Art in Tel Aviv. He directed two short films : Eliko (2007), selected in Jerusalem Film Festival, Kyiv Film Festival (Jury’s mention), Social Film Forum of Saint-Petersburg, and Blood Parking (2010), special mention at the 13 International Students film festival of Tel Aviv. Blood Parking was broadcasted by Canal +. God’s neighbors is his first feature. The film was selected at Cannes’2012 Critics’ week and and was contender for Caméra d’Or.

Skype Interview with Meni Yaesh