UKJFF: Poisoned + Q+A
Please note that there will be no adverts or trailers prior to screening(s) of this programme. The programme will start at the time listed.1hr 52min.
Poisoned (12A) UK Premiere
50mins. Israel 2010. Dir. Daniel Sivan.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Poisoned is a hard-hitting coming-of-age documentary following four childhood friends as they leave their homes and families to undertake army service. Following their graduation, and one final blow-out in Amsterdam, they leave for basic training and deployment to the Gaza border and the West Bank. As the rhetoric of combat they are fed turns bitter in their mouths, they begin to question the ideologies and consequences of their actions, leading to mental collapse and desertion. A film about children and war, and a testament to the futility of conflict.
Followed by Q&A with director Daniel Sivan and three of the soldiers who star in the film.
+ Last Respects (12A)
22 mins. Israel 2010. Dir. Omri Shenhar.
A misfit in the Israeli army prepares for a comrade’s funeral with tragic personal consequences.