Ha-Buah (The Bubble)

Article published on Nov. 7, 2007
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Article published on Nov. 7, 2007
Israel, 2006 Director: Eytan Fox. Cast: Ohad Knoller, Yousef Joe Sweid, Daniela Wircer, Alon Friedmann. Tel Aviv is nowadays a little area unconnected whith the Middle East, a peaceful backwater, a coexistence where it seems everybody can live together: men, women, homosexual and heterosexual people, even Israelis and Palestinian ones... or maybe not completely true.
The film tells the story of three flatmates (a girl and two homosexual boys, but they are not a couple) who are part of a group against the invasion and make coexistence-parties, where only Israeli people go.

The Bubble

As a reflection of the hard reality of Israel, the film, which has not good or bad characters -or at least this is what it tries, because in my opinion there is a little preference for Israelis-, has a lot of daily situations and smiles. It shows us a backward Palestinian area, full of people who carry on with their lives, but where freedom is something unthinkable, and also shows us a freer Jewish area. Borders are torturing areas where pregnant women give birth in the middle of paths. This film is about the Palestine-Israel conflict, about the confrontation between ones and another, between alive and dead martyrs... but this film is, above all, about love, a pure love between people, beyond their gender, beyod their religion, beyond the place they come from... it is, above all, the union of bodies and lives, only possible without prejudices in the childhood and in the love. But, what happens when those children and in-love people live in a world which does not understand that there are things that do not pay attention to absurd reasons? Can the world finally understand? Can the world understand that a child looks in the eyes to other child and he/she is not able to understand the differences between them? "The wars are always made against children"... and against people in love. They are the real martyrs in the name of pace.

Sara Domínguez Martín

Translated by:

Antonio Martínez Pérez