RAN SLAVIN

Call For Dreams / film

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a film by Ran Slavin
81 minutes. Mystery, Noir, thriller
Languages: Japanese, English, Hebrew Subtitles: English

 

Is the dreamer dreaming the dream or is the dream dreaming the dreamer? More than a disturbing message left on the answering machine of an Israeli detective, the beginning of the film is almost a statement of principles. Like dreams, this explicitly oneiric film plays with chronology and mixes up people and places. It is night in a Tokyo dwarfed by neon lights. It is raining. Eko has placed an ad in the paper looking for people willing to tell him about their dreams, so he can stage a performance of sorts with those who have had the strangest ones. The home “therapy” he offers takes him into the entrails of a visually magnetic city, transformed into a different character every day. Meanwhile, the detective investigates and dreams. Or does he dream he is investigating? We live the reality we choose to live. We have the ability to transform, or in some cases deform our memories so we can live with them. The realm of dreams, with its illogic logic, is suited to philosophy and fertile ground for creating images of hypnotic beauty, like the unforgettable atmospheres of this film.

From the (59th Ficci The International Film Festival of Cartagena De Indias, Colombia 2019)

 

Film credits:
Countries: Israel, Japan
Duration: 81 minutes
Languages: Japanese, English, Hebrew
Available subtitles: English, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish
Director, writer: Ran Slavin
Producer: Ronen Ben Tal
Executive Producers: Ran Slavin, Tomer Almagor
Associate producer: Merav Ktorza
Produced by Plan B Productions in association with Nocturnal Rainbow Films
Soundtrack design: Itzik Cohen
Cinematography: Ran Slavin, Maayan Blech, Yuri Gershberg, Neil Cohen
Cast: Mami Shimazaki, Yehezkel Lazarov, Yuval Robichek, Oleg Levin, Olga Kurkulina
Harue Masuda, Takanori Kawaharada, Akila Kawamura, Chiaki Horita, Tsuneyoshi Ichihara, Chen Wei Lee, Mariko Kakizaki, Roee Adar
Distribution: Indie Rights

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Deep Focus Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY 2021 (honorable mention)
2nd Dreamers Of Dreams Film Festival 2020 UK (winner best of the festival award)
3rd UAF Urban Audio-Visual Film Festival, Lisbon 2020
Uk Film Review Film Festival, 2020, UK
10th Cinefantasy International Fantastic Film Festival São Paulo, Brazil
7th FICLAPAZ – La Paz International Film Festival, Bolivia (winner best narrative fiction)
16th ADAF Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece
9th AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival, France (winner-online award)
59th Ficci, The International Film Festival of Cartagena De Indias, Cartagena, Colombia
22nd Shanghai International Film Festival (market)
1st Through the Looking Glass International Film Festival Milano
12th Cinalfama Film Festival, Lisbon
7th Asian Film Festival Barcelona, Official Panorama Section
23rd UK Jewish Film Festival, London
17th Mindanao Film Festival, Philippines
9th Nunes International Film Festival, Barcelona
7th Cine Kasimanwa, The western Visayas Film Festival, Philippines
34th Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
22nd POFF Black Nights Film Festival at Rebels With a Cause Competition, Tallinn – Estonia
26th Camerimage Film Festival at the Directors Debut & Cinematographers Debut Competitions, Poland
4th Utopia Film Festival, official selection (winner The Golem Award for Best Feature-Length Film) Israel
13th Ecu The European Independent Film Festival (winner best actress)
17th Cinema South International Film Festival, Israel
Academy nomination (Ophir Awards) best production design, Israel

 

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