SAXON in Israel!

SAXON was chosen from literally hundreds of new British films to feature in the British Film Festival in Israel (15th-26th January 2008). As an unexpected bonus, the director and producer were invited to attend the Festival as guests of the British Council. The SAXON duo was given a warm welcome by an impressive British Council team and a host of other cinephiles, including the founder of the Jerusalem Cinematheque Lia van Leer, FF program director Avinoam Harpak, Cinematheque director Ilan de Vries and Aviva Meirom, familiar to international audiences from the extraordinary feature documentary SLIM PEACE. SAXON had three successful Cinematheque outings – in Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – all with Hebrew subtitles. On the closing night of the Festival (just before BRICK LANE) SAXON screened to a packed 370-seat auditorium. The Q&A sessions were upbeat. Despite its very very British bent, SAXON travels well.

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