by Adi Arbel
“What I search for in my writing are the moments that I’m able to touch both life and death.” World renowned author David Grossman whose novels have touched the hearts of many, like you’ve never seen him before. With unprecedented access, the film reveals the close and intimate side of him and shares the personal stories alongside the novels that are larger than life.
Directed by: Adi Arbel
Produced by: Arik Bernstein, David Silber
Production Company: Alma Films, Metro Communications
Cinematographer: Ofer Inov, Amit Chachamov
Editor: Sivan Gonshorovitz, Ron Goldman, Maya Klar
Produced for: Kan 11
With support from: Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, Mifal Hapais
Original Music: Jasmine Even
DIRECTOR - ADI ARBEL
Adi Arbel is head of documentary and co-executive for drama programing at Endemol Shine Israel. She has been a senior content editor, director and artistic advisor for documentary and feature projects since 1998. She specializes in identifying potential projects and working on building the initial idea and through release of the film. Arbel has served as artistic advisor and lecturer in all the film and television funds in Israel as well as the artistic director for Channel 8 for over a decade - Israel’s leading documentary TV channel. Arbel’s last series won at the Israeli Film Academy Awards and was shown in numerous international festivals.
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“This is a great film. Not only because it gives us an up close and personal look at the man himself but also because his discussions give us a great insight into writing, families and the grieving process. There is a great deal to process, and I am still doing so several weeks after seeing the film”.
- Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
“An inspiring and deeply personal look at an incredible activist force”.
- Brazilian Press
“Rather than show literary experts extolling the virtues of his books – tributes that so often add little to what viewers already know – Arbel allows Grossman to talk about the inextricable connections between his life and his work.”
- The Jerusalem Post