THE  UNKNOWN SOLDIER
Film - Program 7 Filmfest 2017

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Directed by Efim Graboy

Info

Director: Efim Graboy
Section: Program 7
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
OT: HAHAYAL HAALMONI
Language: Russian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Newsak Weis
18+ (no age rating)

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Logline

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Newsak Weis fought the Nazis as a Soviet soldier in World War II. He vividly remembers this time, when he collected dozens of medals. Today, their weight rests heavily on his shoulders. But the filmmaker is looking for something else. He gives Newsak cues. He enquires about women, about his youth. Eventually, an utterly lively 92-year old emerges from underneath Newsak’s uniform.



  • Duration: 8 Min.

  • Film School: TAU, The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television

Meet the director

THE  UNKNOWN SOLDIER

Efim Graboy

Efim Graboy was born in Kazan, Russia, in 1989. He moved to Israel with his family when he was ten years old. At age 16, he started documenting his parent’s struggle to adapt to this new society for what was to become the film LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. He has worked in Xi’an, China, and in Berlin, Germany. Currently, he is in his last year of Film studies at Tel Aviv University.

Credits

Director of Photography: Daniel Binsted, Efim Graboy
Film Editor: Efim Graboy
Composer: Pushkin Klezmer Band
Sound: Rotem Dror
Producer: Vered Osman