1 Building & 40 People Dancing

Miki Polonski
Israel 2015 | 48 Min. | OmeU

In the Israeli city of Bat-Yam, at a small square oppo­site the con­cert hall, there is a dete­ri­o­rat­ing public-hous­ing build­ing. Most of the time the square is desert­ed, only a few people sit out­side between the palms, and some­times a passer-by looks over to the house. In there, every now and then, some­one walks up and down the stairs or smokes a cig­a­rette in the cor­ri­dor. On sabbat, we visit six of the elder inhab­i­tants in their cramped flats. Silent­ly, we observe how each of them han­dles the decay in his or her own way. Fas­ci­nat­ed by this place the direc­tor, Miki Polon­s­ki, shot his thesis film about the rela­tion­ship between these indi­vid­u­als, whose lives have hap­pened to coin­cide here.