First Docaviv 2022 titles announced; opening & Israeli competition

    The 24th edition of Docaviv will return to Tel Aviv cinemas and venues from May 26 through June 5. The festival will also offer a selection of its lineup online. In total. Docaviv 2022 will host around 120 local and international documentaries with the opening film set as the world premiere of The Devil Speaks: Eichmann’s Lost Confession (dir. Yariv Mozer). Sixty years after the Eichmann trial, original recording reels of an interview with Eichmann in Argentina, conducted by Nazi journalist Sassen, are revealed, contradicting his claims at the trial that he only followed orders.

    The Devil Speaks: Eichmann’s Lost Confession is one of the thirteen titles in the festival’s Israeli Competition, including ten world premieres. The full Israeli competition includes H2: The Occupation Lab (dir. Idit Avrahami, Noam Sheizaf) about how a one-kilometre long street in Hebron fuels the entire Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Mini DV (dir. Shauly Melamed), in which four LGBTQ adults confront their coming-of-age stories by watching home video footage they shot of themselves as youths; Tantura (dir. Alon Schwarz) about the allegations that the Alexandroni brigade committed a massacre against the people of Tantura in 1948; The Bankers’ Trial (dir. Eliav Lilti), in which five penniless citizens, led by attorney Barak Cohen and armed with a loudspeaker and camera, embark on a crusade against the most powerful figures of the Israeli banking system; and the Berlinale title 1341 Frames of Love and War (dir. Ran Tal) about the scars history leaves on those who record it.

    Across the different programme strands, other Israeli titles at this year’s festival include Depth of Field Competition title Figure-Ground (dir. Tal Elkayam); Tamar Tal Anati’s What’s With Me Lately?; Livi Kessel’s The Other City about the rise and fall of a group of artists in downtown Haifa and more.

    Find out more information on the Isareli titles across Docaviv 2022HERE

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