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Director: Shai Itzhar
Category: Narrative Short, Student Short
Runtime: 22 minutes
Place of Origin: Israel
Shooting Locations: Beit Jamal monastery, Israel
Student's School: The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at the Tel Aviv University

Synopsis: (Musical) Alouette is a fantastic short musical about Ido (Shoham Shiener), a young psychology intern at a psychiatric hospital. Ido is treating Eliezer Fox (Shlomo Gronich), an eccentric artist who recently lost his wife and in his grief, falls in love with a bird named Alouette. As part of the treatment, Ido decides to bring Alouette to the hospital, but the birdís arrival changes everything and has an unexpected and overwhelming effect on Ido.

Cast: Shlomo Gronich, Zohar Strauss, Shoham Shiener

Crew: Writer: Chen Shilat; Producer: AOnn Nir; Cinematographer: Matan Akerman, Art Director: Nitsa Rosenthalis Lavi, Editor: Paulina Tuchschneider, Casting: Galit Rozensttain, Music: Moran Gamliel, Costume designer: Lihi Levi Feder, Choreographer: Amit Levi, Sound: Ori Tchechik, Sound Design: Michael Emet , Colorist: Steve Sebban

Production Background & Fun Facts: During his studies for BA in Psychology, Itzhar realized that his destiny is not at the shrink's clinic but in art world. While working at 'Geha', a mental health hospital, as the closed wards volunteers' coordinator, he filmed a few short movies on the therapeutic world. These movies led to the decision to follow his heart and to enroll to the Tel Aviv University's MFA program for television and cinema. In Alouette, his first film, he managed to combine his love to music, cinema and the exploration of the soul

Festivals & Accolades: MUVI - Lisbon, hyperfest student film festival - Bucharest

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