The Tribeca Film Festival, which will run from April 20 to May 1, 2011, has screened more than 1,100 films from more than 80 countries since the first Festival in 2002. This year’s 88 official film selections represent contemporary international filmmaking at its finest.
Among the films included in this year’s Tribeca Film Festival are "Rabies" and "Bombay Beach" from Israel.
"Rabies" ("Kalevet"), was directed and written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one… but the bad guy isn’t who you think.
Turning genre conventions on their head with a smart script and plenty of unexpected scares, "Rabies" is a surprising debut worthy of its mantle as Israel's first-ever slasher horror film. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
"Bombay Beach" was directed by Alma Har’el. The rusting relic of a failed 1960s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren California landscape and symbol of the failure of the American dream.
Using a stylized amalgam of cinema verité and choreographed dance, "Bombay Beach" revisits this poetically fruitful terrain to find a motley cast including a bipolar seven-year-old, a lovelorn football star, and an octogenarian poet-prophet— creating a moving, distinctive, and slightly surreal documentary experience.
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