[dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Short Film Strangers opens in Berlin during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Rana Sweid (Lubna Azabal), a Palestinian from Ramallah currently living in Paris, meets Eyal Goldman (Liron Levo), an Israeli who grew up on a kibbutz, after they accidentally switch bags on a train. They eventually strike up a friendship and decide to watch the World Cup together. Their budding romance is cut short when Rana is mysteriously called back to France and asks Eyal to stop seeing her. Despite her request, he seeks her in France. They are then faced with the 2006 Lebanon War as Eyal is drafted by the Israel Defense Forces.
Winner of the Five Star award this short film has shown outstanding performance in all areas,the storyline is well thought out, The cinematography is a viewing pleasure, this short film brings a element of originality which is missing from so many short films these days, this short film captivates the audience and is more than engaging. the directors #Erez-Tadmor and #Guy-Nattiv has done a superb job in controlling the tempo and delivering a solid story. It is shown outstanding performance in all areas
Guy Nattiv is an acclaimed film, television and commercial writer/director from Tel Aviv, Israel. His first feature, “Strangers”, premiered at the Sundance & Tribeca Film Festivals in 2008. It was based on his acclaimed short film “Strangers” (with Erez Tadmor) that won best short at Sundance two years earlier. It was short-listed for the Academy Awards, and won over 20 festivals world-wide. His second feature, “The Flood (Mabul)” won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, two awards at the Thesaloniki film festivals, best film at Haifa Film Festival and was nominated for 6 Israeli Academy Awards.
An accomplished commercial director for more than ten years, Guy has shot campaigns around the world for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Nestle, Skoda, and Mercedes amongst many others.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
He recently wrapped production on his next film, “Magic Men” (with Erez Tadmor), shot in Greece.