Born 1981. His film THE DIVE (2018) won two awards in Locarno, four awards in Jerusalem FF including Best Film and was selected in TIFF, AFI, and more. Yona's feature debut DECOMPRESSION won the first prize in the Sam-Spiegel Lab 2016.
PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT:
Younes, a wealthy Eritrean, decides to test Micha, his cleaner, to see if he is worthy of a 1000 Shekels for an AC course. This opens a Pandora’s box of prejudices that leads to an extreme and unexpected climax.
Estimated Budget: 276,000 ILS
Watch here Yona Rozenkier’s 2019 Short Film “BUTTERFLIES”:
A family from an Israeli kibbutz takes their ailing patriarch for a ride on a lazy Sunday in this warm and moving snapshot of their encounter with the ephemerality of the natural world.
Adult Relationship, African, Economic status, Human Conduct, Human Relationship, Immigration, Nature, Social, Society