director: Marco Carmel
cinematographer: SAAR MIZRAHIE
screenwriter: MARCO CARMEL, MOR POLANUER
cast: MAOR SHAWTZER , JOE RIGEAR .YADIN GELMAN
language: Hebrew, English
Year of Production: 2023
Countries of Production: ISRAEL, SRILANKA
International Sales Agent: UCM
Military traumas surface for three Israeli surfers while on a surfing trip in a tropical paradise,threatening to destroy their friendship and challenge their sanity.
Michael, Gal and Kim, three surfers from Haifa, go on a post-military-service trip to Sri Lanka’s Arugam Bay – a beautiful surfing peak and a holy place for surfers from all over the world.
They go together to get some rest, surf and mostly to come full circle with Yuval – their childhood friend, army commander and Kim’s boyfriend, who dreamt of surfing in Sri Lanka with Kim but was killed in a military operation in Beirut before he had the chance
The trip begins with encounters with local Sri Lankans living a slow-paced life, Iranian surfers on vacation, a pacifist Frenchwoman and more – encounters that upset the balance and raise questions . regarding the Israeli lifestyle and world view of the three With the progression of the journey, Arugam Bay’s tropical paradise turns into an emotional hell –
traumas and unresolved issues from the battlefield are awakened and put their long-term friendship to the test, when the climax is a romantic triangle, created possibly out of pain or possibly out of love.