We know it: one day some friends are sitting and talking about something, and then someone throws - "Well, it's an event, we have to put a film on it".
They make an appointment with an amateur photographer, and sit down to tell the camera exciting clips, which will then be screened in the room they reserved at the restaurant.
This is how the first part of the movie "Yehuda Barkan - We will never part" feels.
Creators Ofer Naim and Alon Gur Aryeh sat down to pay their respects to my friend Barkan, and to tell about his successes, his failures and his fascinating personal life - but also to settle a difficult social account with him.
In something that seems to be taken from Barken's own prank, the film is accompanied from the beginning by the voice of the hero, who tells us his life story at eye level.
After a few verbal chaffs, you begin to enjoy this refreshing outlet.
After a few verbal chaffs, you begin to enjoy this refreshing exit,
In the first part, the friends and colleagues Yigal Shilon, Ze'ev Varach, Nitza Shaul, Shashi Keshet and Aryeh Moscona sit down to tell what kind of friend he was, and what kind of player.
There is no doubt that among his friends he deserves to be remembered as the one who succeeded in turning low-budget films into cult films - but everyone pretty much skips over the contribution of "Charlie and a Half", "Snooker Party" and thrillers to Israeli rape culture, and the fact that Barkan's cinematic character shaped the model of The character of the mocked Mizrachi.
The second part is the more important and interesting: his misogynistic period - the thrillers full of objectification - receives a critical attitude from the interviewees of the film.
For long minutes you move uncomfortably in front of the multitude of fools that include nudity, which Barken toyed with pointlessly.
The film critics never counted Barkan's portfolio.
"They tried to bury me," he said, and this perhaps explains why he went to the realms of "just" and often lowered the bar of bad taste.
But precisely in the artistic genre, which looks for stories larger than life, it is a bigger story than life: there is no other Israeli filmmaker who has come close to such a portfolio, both in the field of culture that he left behind and at the box office.
There is no other Israeli filmmaker who has come close to such a portfolio, in Arkan in one of his films, photo: from the film
Barken himself is remembered as the one who repented, and perhaps that is why the film about his life forgoes a posthumous field trial.
Those who hated the Barknian world will continue to see it as a corrupting creator, but those who know even in their sleep "what the worm wants", and know how many eggs Shaun needs to bring - receive here a personal invitation to a friends screening.
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