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"In this affecting and unique drama by Israel’s Elinor Nechemya, a boy’s delightful fantasy world collides with the harsh, grown-up realities he discovers at the refugee-aid center where his mother works"


TIFF's Short Cuts Programmer

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Israel 2020, fiction short film, 15 min

Our Hearts Beat Like War is a seemingly simple straight forward story that turns into a fantastic excursion into a kid's wondrous mind, refining our ability for solidarity and compassion. The film was shot partly in a digital format and partly on 16mm film. The fantasy part of the film was shot in an old Bolex camera, using a hand crank technique. It was processed in the Kodak Film Lab in London.

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"Our Hearts Beat Like War" will premiere internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival 2020!

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"Our Hearts Beat Like War" won the Award for BEST FILM in the Israeli Independent Shorts competition at the Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival!! (September 2020) 


Icelandic Premiere at Reykjavik International Film Festival 2020!!


"Our Hearts Beat Like War" Swedish premiere at UPPSALA 2020!

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"Our Hearts Beat Like War" IS COMING TO TSFM!!

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