On Friday, Examiner.com caught up with Israeli director Eliav Lilti, who was promoting his first feature film "Urban Tale," which will screen today at 6pm at the First Time Fest 2013.
Film Synopsis: After the death of their mother, an incestuous brother and sister search for their father who abandoned them as infants. Eliav Lilti's startling, audacious, and surprisingly polished micro-budget feature film could seem unbelievable if it wasn't based on a true story. A series of to-the-camera dialogues and explicit sex scenes with a dry sense of humor and captivating performances, "Urban Tale" heralds the emergence of an important new director and perhaps a new direction for Israeli cinema.
Q: And so tell me what is it about?
Eliav: It is about a brother and sister, seventeen and eighteen years old that have no father and mother and are looking for their father, who abandoned them when they were young. And they are actually going on a trip and they meet lots of people, that give them a look, a glance into what their lives might be in the future. They meet all sorts of people. The film consists of many monologues and each person in it actually gives them his point of view about life, you may say.
Q: And what inspired this project?
Eliav: I just wanted to say all sorts of things and the core story is based on a true story. It is a story of a brother and sister that I met when I was young.
Q: And what was the greatest challenge in making your first feature film?
Eliav: Doing it on my terms, that was the greatest challenge. And that is what I actually wanted, to do it in the way I felt it should be.
Q: What's next for the film?
Eliav: When I come back. We have an actually an Israeli premiere.