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Category: Edition 2020

Jerusalem, 1938, where the legendary "Cinema Rex" opens its doors. The story is told through the eyes of two children, Moeiz and Ranin:  He speaks only Hebrew, and she speaks only Arabic - through cinema,  they will form a true friendship by finding one common language - the language of cinema.

Original Title Cinema Rex
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 7’46’’
Production Year 2020
Nationality Israel
Directed by Mayan Engelman, Eliran Peled
Screenplay Eliran Peled
Animation Director Mayan Engelman
Animation Shahar Muller, Moshe Ben Avraham, Sapir Danan, Shalev Ben Elya, Ronalee Israel, Ella Ben Yacov
Lead character designer Mayan Engelman
Art Director Mayan Engelman
Produced by Eliran Peled


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Mayan Engelman and Eliran Peled are award-winning directors whose films have been screened around the world. Engelman is an Independent Visual Development artist who specializes in Character Design and Concept Art for Animation; Peled has directed 14 shorts and is the youngest director ever in Israel to receive the main government fund for his forthcoming directorial feature. Engleman and Peled’s joint effort, Cinema Rex, is an animation short based on a true story that focuses on two kids who form a close friendship through their mutual love for cinema. Cinema Rex was actually a real cinema that worked between 1937-1939 in Jerusalem, one of the only businesses at the time that was co-owned by Jewish and Arab owners.