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I-will drink my tears excerpt
צפייה בסרטון


17 mins

Year of Production: 2011

Hebrew with English subtitles

Written and directed by Tom Shoval


Writer and Director: Tom Shoval

Cinematography: Itay Marom

Producer: Gal Greenspan

Line Producer: Yehonatan Bar Ilan, Omry Uzrad

Editor: Assaf Lapid


Yonathan Carmel

Amir Wolf

Shira Farber

Amit Itzcar


Yonatan, a young rascal, needs fifteen Shekels. Nothing else is important right now

Director's Biography

Tom Shoval was born in Petach Tikva, Israel in 1981 and is a filmmaker, film critic and a teacher. He made award winning short films including The Hungry Heart , Shred of Hope and I Will Drink My Tears, which participated in numerous festivals around the world.


He graduated with merit from the ‘Sam Spiegel’ School for Cinema and Television, in 2007. Youth is Shoval’s debut feature film.


Youth has been screened at more than 50 festivals around the world including Berlin Film Festival, London BFI, Honk Kong Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo Filmex, New Films New Directors FF New York, and many others. The film also won the grand prize at the Taipei Film Festival 2013: the New Talent Award, and won three major prizes at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 including best film.


Youth (107 min. Fiction)- 2013

I Will Drink My Tears (16 min. Fiction. Video)  – 2011

That’s the Spirit (15 min. Video-Art. Video) – 2008

Shred of Hope (26 min. Fiction.16 m”m) – 2007

The Hungry Heart (13 min. Fiction.16 m”m) – 2005

Van Gogh in Tel Aviv (16 min. Fiction.Video) – 2002


Locarno International Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival 

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