P.O.V. No.19 - Cock Fight: Data on the film and the director


Sigalit Liphshitz
Israel, 2000, color, 16 mm, 13:40 min.

Principal production credits
Director and Writer
Sigalit Liphshitz
Ehud Segev
Michal Hagi
Amos Hoffman
The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem

Abu Maher
Uri Gavriel
Dirar Sulliman
Haim Barbalat
Ahmad Abu Salum

First Prize, Montpellier Film Festival, 2000
First Prize, Milan International Film Festival, 2001
Special Presentatio, New Directors / New Films, New York, USA.
First Prize, Torino Film Festval, 2001
Silver Plaque Award, Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2000
First Prize, Munich International festival of Film schools, Germany, 2000
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco Film Festival, 2001
Special Script Mention, Munich International Festival of Film School, Germany, 2000.
Special Mention, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2000
Audience Award, Eksperimento Film and Video Festival, Manila, 2000
Press award, Bratislava Film Festival, 2001
Best Student Production Award, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2001.

On the way to the market, the Israeli chicken farmer Marziano and his Romanian worker are stopped at a new Palestinian roadblock. Marziano, the farmer, finds himself confronted with Nabil, a former worker in his stalls, now a police commander. In the burning heat of a merciless sun, it ends in a 'cockfight'.

Sigalit Liphshitz
Born in Israel in 1970. Studied at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem, from 1997 to 2001. Her graduation film was entitled Expecting (2001).

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