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Southeast US Premiere

Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive

Directed by Yossi Atia

Israel | 83 minutes | 2019

Hebrew with English subtitles

While walking down Jaffa Road, a Jerusalem native (Yossi Atia) overhears a tour guide offering a sanitized version of his hometown's recent history. This incident inspires him to begin his own "Terror Tour," taking tourists to famous bombing sites and giving them a droll take on the absurdity of everyday life during the terrorist attacks of the 1990s and 2000s. On one of his tours, he meets an ex-Jerusalemite living in Barcelona. Struck by her thirst for life, he falls in love with her, and by confronting the forces of life and death, which starts him on a process of healing from the trauma that envelopes his emotional self. Deftly blending romantic comedy with the complexities of modern life in a style reminiscent of Albert Brooks, Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive is a sensitive and hilarious debut from director, writer, and star Yossi Atia.

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Yossi Atia studied Literature at Tel Aviv University. He is an Israeli artist, active primarily as a film director, video artist, and actor. Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive is Yossi’s feature film debut.
Director Yossi Atia
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2019
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 83 minutes
Principal Cast Yossi Atia, Lihi Kornowski, Itamar Rose
Award(s)

Winner of Best Israeli Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival

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