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Cinema Rex

Eliran Peled, Mayan Engelman
Israel, 2020 / 6’ / v.o. sott. it. / national preview

Jerusalem, 1938. In a divided city, two kids from rival sides meet at Cinema Rex. He speaks only Hebrew, and she speaks only Arabic. They will manage to form a true friendship based on one magical language, the cinema.

Direction: Eliran Peled, Mayan Engelman
Script: Eliran Peled
Animators: Shahar Muller, Moshe Ben Avraham, Sapir Danan, Ronalee Israeli, Shalev Ben Elya
Editing: Ido Hartmann
Soundtrack: Studio Db
Production: ALDY PAI TLV, Eliran PELED
Technique used: 2D Computer


Mayan Engelman, Eliran Peled

Mayan Engelman, Eliran Peled
Animation Director, Mayan Engelman specializes in Character Design, Concept Art and 2D Animation. She received her Animation B.F.A from Bezalel (Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem). Currently, Mayan is working for Netflix, creating Visual Development for an unannounced animated feature. Mayan was also the art director and animation director of Cinema Rex.

Award-winning director, producer and writer Eliran Peled has directed 14 shorts that have been screened in festivals around the world. He’s currently directing his debut live action feature film Euphoria-victory year and directing a prime time docu-series for an Israeli broadcaster.