• Touch

    Directed by Nir Berger
    Israel | 25 minutes |

Adele is an aggressive, self-conscious 17-year-old girl who spends most of her time trolling her classmates online. When she is hit on by another internet troll, Uri, they flirt until he urges her to send a picture in which she is actually visible. But instead of sending her own picture, Adele sends Uri a picture of a random pretty girl from Syria – sparking another unexpected relationship.

In competition for the Young Cineastes Award

film synopsis

film details

Director: Nir Berger
Producers: Leah Tonic, Maya Foguel
Screenwriter: Nir Berger
Cinematographers: Rani Avidan
Editor: Noy Barak
Music: Nami Melumad
Cast: Neta Roth, Itamar Moalem, Alma Dalal, Uri Bar
Original Language Title: טאצ'
Country: Israel
Language: In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 25 minutes
Awards: Best Film & Best Screenplay, Moscow Shorts; Best Narrative, Short to the Point; Award of Excellence Special Mention, Accolade Global Film Competition
Contact Email: nir.berger.films@gmail.com
Website: https://www.nirberger.net/touch

director biography

Nir Berger is a screenwriter and director from Israel, graduate of TAU film school and current participant of the DFFB's Serial Eyes program in Berlin. In the last 5 years he has created, written and directed TV series, web series and short films in various genres – from animated comedy, through sketch shows and all the way to live-action, serialized drama. Some of his recent work: creating, co-writing and directing the award-winning animated web series "Dead End" for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, which has reached nearly 2 million views in Israel (in a 7 million Hebrew-speaking population); creating, co-writing and directing the sci-fi comedy series "Big Nothing" (Yes Kidz); co-creating the comedy web series "Contacts", which has reached over 2 million views with only three episodes; writing & directing the short film "Touch", recently participating in Jerusalem Film Festival; co-developing a new dramedy series for the IPBC; and writing on staff for various other TV shows, among them the successful sketch show "Ha-Yehudim Ba'im" and the family sitcom "Tsafuf". For more details as well as viewing links, visit www.nirberger.net.

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