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ARCHIVE

15th(2013)



Invisible

Michal AVIAD

  • Israel, Germany
  • 2011
  • 90min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • 드라마

Over twenty years after Lily and Nira were raped by the same serial rapist, an unexpected encounter brings them together. Single mother Nira, a reserved television editor, comes across charismatic Lily, a left-wing activist who is helping Palestinians harvest their olives. So intense is the chance meeting, that Nira finds herself digging into her past, stirring up memories, and trying to bridge the gap between the person she once was and the person she has become.


 


As Nira, a TV editor, watches a video covering a clash between olive picking Palestinians and the Israeli military, she finds Lily, a female pro-Palestine activist, and recalls a memory from her past. These two women were the victims of the same serial sex offender 20 years ago, and through this accidental meeting, they begin following the old incident as they respectively face away from, or face, the trauma carved into their lives.
Invisible calmly gauges the media that named the sex offender(who asked his victims to stroke his back) the ‘polite rapist’ and ‘sweet rapist’; the police, who branded the victims as ‘nymphomaniacs’; and voices of the victims who have lived with all of the same memories. At the same time, the film delivers the full tension of intense lives through the stories of Lily, who undergoes a marriage crisis, and of Nira, who hasn’t cried at all for the last twenty years.
Based on the actual serial sex offender case that took place in 1978 in Tel Aviv, Israel, the film makes the boundary between reality and fiction ‘invisible’ and calls forth the lives and memories of women who have been invisible survivors. Here, we can’t help but be reminded of the compelling words in the first scene of the film: “The similarity between this film and the actual life is not accidental at all.” [Mong]

Director

  • Michal AVIADMichal AVIAD

    A faculty member of the Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. AVIAD writes, directs and produces award-winning documentary films that examine the complex relations between women’s issues and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, militarism, and ethnicity. Invisible , her feature debut won Best Film & Best actress at Haifa International Film Festival, was presented in the Panorama section of the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Credit

  • ProducerRonen BEN-TAL
  • Cast Ronit ELKABETZ, Evgenia DODINA, Gil FRANK
  • Screenwriter Michal AVIAD, Tal OMER
  • Cinematography Guy RAZ
  • Editor Era LAPID