Dir. Michelle Kranot and Uri Kranot (14min, Israel, 2013)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Narrative Short
DC Premiere 

A story about the eternal human search for home, Hollow Land begins, as all such searches must, with the dream of utopia. Solomon and Berta are two seekers who arrive – their treasured bathtub improbably in tow – in a land that promises respite from their many journeys.

Hollow Land was shortlisted for the Best Animation Academy Award.

Playing as part of the Shorts Program Fluttering Hearts & Longing Bellies

Sunday, March 1, 4:30 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC

MichelleandUriKMichelle and Uri Kranot are independent filmmakers, interdisciplinary artists and immigrants. Originally from Israel, they have been living away from their “homeland” for many years, making films and projects in different countries, searching for their “utopia” in animation and in reality.

Their films have won numerous international prizes and participated in numerous film festivals. They have conducted master classes all around the world and have had retrospective screenings including at the Forum des images in Paris 2009.

For the past eight years they have been working as artists in residence at “The Animation Workshop” in Viborg, Denmark, where they also teach and guide the bachelor projects of the school.

“Rich visuals, compelling story, exquisite music and sound design.” -Awn