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Intimate Grammar

[ Hadikduk Hapnimi ]

Director:Nir Bergman


International Premiere

10/25 18:30- 10/29 17:40-

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107min Hebrew Color 35mm | 2010 Israel | 

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1963 in Israel at a moment of peace. This is the story of Aaron, a boy who has stopped growing up a few years before. Is it to rebel against his loveless family or the times? This film depicts the adolescent mind allegorically and comically.


In Israel in early 1960s, a new generation is growing up: the militant Israeli, generation that will not go through another Holocaust. But Hinda's sensitive son, Aharon doesn't fit the mold. His soul seeks refinement, art – which he can't find at home. How could he? For his father, a Holocaust survivor, human existence is reduced to war and survival. Aharon refuses to become like his parents. During three years he does not grow an inch, until he realizes he is partly responsible for this, and so he embarks on a dangerous inner journey: to cross the boundary dividing childhood and adolescence.

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10/25 18:30 - 20:17 (107min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1200(Tax included)



10/29 17:40 - 19:27 (107min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1000(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1200(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Nir Bergman

Nir Bergman's feature debut, Broken Wings (2002) won prizes for best film and best script in Jerusalem International Film Festival, Grand Prix from Tokyo International Film Festival and three prizes from Berlinale 2003, including Audience Award. Intimate Grammar is his second feature which won Best Full Length Feature Award in Jerusalem International Film Festival 2010.

ロイ・エルスベルグ    オルリ・ジルベルシャッツ    イェフダ・アルマゴール    エヴリン・カプルン    ヤエル・スゲレスキー    リフカ・グル    Composer:Ondrej Soukup    Art Director:Ido Dolev    Sound Designer:Aviv Aldema    Casting:Michal Koren    :

Roee Elsberg    Orly Zilbershatz    Yehuda Almagor    Evelyn Kaplun    Yael Sgerski    Rivka Gur    

Roee Elsberg

Thirteen-year-old Roee plays the electric and acoustic guitars in several bands. Intimate Grammar is his first film.

Orly Zilbershatz

Cinema, television, and theater actress. Winner of two Israeli Academy Awards: for Best Supporting Actress in Song of the Siren and Best Leading Actress in Broken Wings. Among her other films: Dizengoff 99, Saint Clara and Lost Islands.In 1991, Zilbershatz released an album entitled Miranda's Cabaret. Zilbershatz also wrote the lyrics for several songs for the famous Israeli band Machina.

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