Israel | 88 minutes | 2021
All Eyes Off Me
US PremiereWinner of the Best Israeli Film and Best Actress awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Hadas Ben Aroya’s All Eyes Off Me is an unpredictable, unnerving, and quietly exhilarating cinematic experience, channeling HBO’s Euphoria through the sensitive gaze of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise trilogy. Divided into three parts, it presents a fascinating portrait of teenagers living in Tel Aviv, of urban relationships and loneliness that electrifies with its raw, razor-sharp honesty. Through these interconnected chapters created using steady long takes and extreme close-ups, the film deftly builds an atmosphere of intimacy, naturalism, and vulnerability, telling the story of Israeli youth testing the limits of their freedom but unable to judge how deeply they will be affected by the consequences of their actions.
Best Israeli Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival
Directed by Hadas Ben Aroya