section Documentary Film Competition

Closed Circuit

  • Tal Inbar
  • IL
  • 2022
  • 54 min

Six years after an attack in a popular café in Tel Aviv, the filmmaker meets survivors who are still traumatized today... Parallel montages of surveillance camera images illustrate the shocking brutality of the attack.

They wore suits and sat, just like the other guests, at Café Brenner in Tel Aviv's popular Sarona market. It was June 8th 2016. At which point, out of nowhere, two 21-year-old Palestinian assassins shot indiscriminately at the café’s guests with machine guns. Panic broke out. Four people died and many more were injured. The shock sat deep. Six years later, filmmaker Tal Inbar speaks to survivors both Jewish and Arab. Through the authentic images of the surveillance cameras, she places the shocking and brutal events within the context of these memories. A young woman today still mourns her father, one of the victims. An Arab father was able to save his son; in the years that followed however his family fell apart. As a viewer one has seldom observed the shocking brutality, one that erupts out of nowhere, of an assassination attempt from such close proximity as in these images and testimonies.
Text: Jörg Taszman
English: Peter Rickerby

On 14.6. at 21:00 at Kino Krokodil and on 15.6. at 21:30 at Kino Toni, director Tal Inbar will be present for a film talk after the film.

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original title Closed Circuit

international title Closed Circuit

german title Closed Circuit

JFBB section Documentary Film Competition

  • director Tal Inbar

country/countries IL

year 2022

duration 54 min

Portrait of Tal Inbar

Tal Inbar