LIDF - THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
FREE WORD CENTRE | 60 Farringdon Road EC1R 3GA | London | April 28, 2010 | 8 pm
INFO | Year: 2009 | Language: Turkish | Country: Israel | Subtitled: Yes | Colour: Colour | Ratio: 4:3 | Length: 062:00 | Classification: None
CREDITS | Director: Amikam Goldman | Producer: Yoav Roeh | Producer: Aurit Zamir | Director of Photography: Daniel Kedem | Film Editor: Yaara Lipkin | Composer: Loren M. Connors | Composer: Oren Luttenberg
FULL SYNOPSIS: | On the street corners of south Tel Aviv, stand, forgotten, public telephones, a reminder of the pre-cellular days. Every weekend, the phones come to life as migrant workers gather around them, taking advantage of the weekly day off to phone home. Waiting on the other end of the line are children, financial difficulties, love — each phone call is a story in itself. Long Distance follows the stories of these intimate relationships through telephone conversations, where the line is dominated not only by the protagonists and their loved ones, but by the great distance, a distance that alters the relationships and remodels them in the economic reality of the Western world.