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A film by Ilay Mevorach

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Jewish / Medecine / Prejudice

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  • Ilay Mevorach


    Ilay Mevorach was born in Jerusalem and currently lives in Tel-Aviv. He graduated from the Film and Television Department of Tel-Aviv University. He works as a Cinematographer and first AC for fiction films and documentaries. "Open your eyes" is his first film as a director.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2017: Haifa Film Festival
  • 2018: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival | International Competition
  • 2018: Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris
  • 2018: Cleveland International Film Festival (USA)
  • 2018: Palm Springs International Shortfest
  • 2018: Bristol Encounters International Short Film Festival
  • 2018: Port Townsend Film Festival Best Narrative Short


Ilana arrives for her monthly treatment at the eye clinic. Her doctor is absent and is replaced by Dr Khoury. Ilana considers herself a liberal woman but there is no chance that an Arab doctor will give her a shot in the eye. Yohai, who understands that his mother is losing her eyesight, won't let her leave.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 14'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 2,35:1 (Cinemascope)
  • Country(ies) of production: Israel
  • Original Language(s): Hebrew
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Asi Levi, Shady Srour, Roy Gurai
  • Screenplay: Ilay Mevorach
  • Cinematographer: Eyal Elisha
  • Editor: Yael Perlov
  • Sound: Ami Arad
  • Music: Habib Shadah Hanna
  • Producer: Kobi Mizrahi

Company Credits

  • Produced by: KM Productions