And Thou Shalt Win

February 7, 2009 at 17:46 2 comments

Parallel with the 59th Berlin Film Festival, there’s another cinematic event taking place in the German capital as well, namely the Berlinale Talent Campus. It’s a chance for young and brilliant film makers from all over the world to get together and show off their stuff. This year’s theme at the Talent Campus is: “Suddenly it all happened — the Turning Point in close-up”.

We all hope that it’ll suddenly happen for Chaim Elbaum from Israel, who’s there with his movie “And Thou Shalt Love”. The film, starring Ori Lachmi, is about a sexually confused yeshivah student who’s struggling to overcome his homosexuality. The film has already won several prizes and now we’re hoping for, and expecting, one more.

Just one thing, though: in a personal statement on the Talent Campus homepage, Chaim Elbaum says that he doesn’t want any more drama in his life. Is that really such a wise thing for an aspiring director to wish for?


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Yehoshua  |  February 8, 2009 at 13:11

    I’m not sure I’d say it’s just about a Yeshiva Student “struggling to overcome his homoesexuality”, but rather about one struggling to come to terms with it.

  • 2. Mikael Tossavainen  |  February 8, 2009 at 13:18

    Well, he starts by trying to overcome it. I didn’t want to give away the end…


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