Beyond the Mountains and Hills
Directed by Eran Kolirin
David is discharged from the army after serving for 27 years. He returns to his home and family after being distanced from them for years, and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. He believes that, like his friends who retired from the military before him, he too will find his way in some managerial position in the private sector, but he has difficulties adapting to the pace of the “new Israel”, a competitive culture obsessed with success and money.
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★★★★ review by yuvalpm on Letterboxd
שנה מצוינת בקולנוע הישראלי.
סיכום הסרטים שראיתי בהקרנות האקדמיה (לפי סדר ההקרנות): הפורצת, אנשים שהם לא אני, תיקון, שבוע ויום, הכל שבור ורוקד, מעבר להרים ולגבעות.
★★★½ review by vvranv on Letterboxd
יש כמה סצנות נפלאות (פתיחה מצוינת, סיום מעולה) אבל הדברים קצת ישירים מדי
אולי הציפיות היו גדולות מדי אחרי "התחלפות" שלו
★★★★ review by kundante thereal on Letterboxd
One of the highest quality of humor, story telling and acting directing. I watched every film by Kolirin, always so enjoyed with the tone. Great again...
★★★★ review by NO WHERE TO RUN on Letterboxd
yesterday i saw the new film by eran kolirin [the band's visit],
and this is a well made film. Beautifully shot, this film made with a
a lot of love and care, showing us that life can be some times cruel
and even funny.
the characters are so likable, even do they are doing despicable things. we are as the audience care about them,because in the end they are still good people who just caught in a bad situation, that made them push their limits and finally break.
and the ending of this film, one word to describe it: wow!
this such a simple ending but when i thought about it more is just seems to me a powerful ending.
but let me warn you, this film is not for everyone, i know for a fact that this will spilt critics and audience. the passing of the film can be slow, and the arabs that are in this film shown as stereotypes.
but it's still a good film. one that i hope will get the love and attention that he deserve.
the film as been acquired by adopt Films, and should be release in america on 2017.
can wait to watch this again :]
★★★★ review by Tyler Lee on Letterboxd
There is a great song in this movie that was on repeat for an hour outside the Debussy theater. And then it makes a brief appearance in the movie. I didn't get sick of it though. It is a quiet ballad that I believe is biblical in nature, though I don't really know. I shazamed it and I have it saved in my phone.
Going into the movie, I was told by Gillian that it is an anti-capitalist film. The synopsis talks about "Dark forces" that were supposedly capitalism. But this was not the case. The "Dark forces" were actually dark forces, not just a communist exaggeration. This movie tells a complex story about a pretty messed up family. The main character is technically the father but I think his story is the least interesting. His daughter is entangled in some Palestinian terrorism, and his wife is hooking up with one of her students. It is a really tense movie, as you could imagine a movie about terrorism is. It is not thrilling, but it's suspenseful. And the wife's storyline actually made me laugh a few times. Not sure if it was meant to be funny, but juxtaposed with the terrorism it kind of was.
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