"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 centre where his mother works"
— JASON ANDERSON
TIFF's Short Cuts Programmer
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.