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THE QUEST FOR THE MISSING PIECE {BEHIKVOT AHATIHA AHASERA}
(Israel-Germany/ 2007/ 52 min)
Oded Lotan

Presented as a gently humorous fairy tale, this quest addresses personal feelings towards the ritual of circumcision, the fear of exclusion, and the need to belong. Lotan pieces together the story of his own bris while reflecting on the complex role his sexuality and time spent away from home in Germany has played in shaping his Israeli identity. Aided by wonderful animated sequences, the film negotiates an emotive topic with considerable wit and panache.

Screened at over 40 international film festivals.
Special Mention, Turin International Gay and Lesbian FF

Script - Oded Lotan; Cinematography - Yosi Aviram; Editing - Tali Alter Shenkar; Sound Design - Ophir Lokay; Illustrations - Ruth Gwily; Music - Yonathan Bar Giora


Oded Lotan was born in Tel Aviv and went to film school in Jerusalem and Berlin. He has worked as a director and video editor in Israeli TV. A mini series in development is Closet Storiesa History of Homosexuality in the Holy Land.