Magazine article Screen International

Nony Geffen Drama Adds Cast

Magazine article Screen International

Nony Geffen Drama Adds Cast

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EXCLUSIVE: Dudu Tassa, Sason Gabai, Gaya Traob among cast.

Dudu Tassa, Sasson Gabai and Gaya Traub are attached to star alongside Nony Geffen in the actor-writer-director's upcoming drama Why Elephant.

The Hebrew-language drama, aiming for a November 2014 shoot, will see Geffen play a man who reinvents himself as 80s rock star Yossi Elephant after he is left traumatised by the Third Lebanon War.

Supporting cast is due to include Julia Levy Boeken, Kabi Farag, Yossi Marshak, Sandra Sade and Tzahi Grad.

The production reunites Geffen with Laila Films producer Itai Tamir who also produced Geffen's 2012 debut Not in Tel Aviv, which won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno.

European co-producers on the project will include Frédéric Niedermayer of Moby Dick films (France), Philipp Homberg and Hans Eddy Schreiber of KaribuFilm (Germany) and Keren Cogan Galjé (Holland). …

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