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Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive

Sunday, July 26

Israel 2019 | Comedy | 83 min.

Directed by Yossi Atia and David Ofek


Best First Film (Yossi Atia) - Jerusalem Film Festival 2019


While walking down Jaffa Road, Jerusalem native Ronen Matalon (Yossi Atia) overhears a tour guide offering a sanitized version of his hometown's recent history. This inspires him to begin his own "Terror Tour", taking tourists to famous bombing sites and giving them a droll take on the absurdity of everyday life during the terrorist attacks of the 1990's and 2000's. On one of his tours he meets Asia, an ex-Jerusalemite living in Barcelona, and their relationship challenges him to begin healing from the trauma that envelops his emotional life.


Deftly blending romantic comedy with the complexities of modern life (in a style reminiscent of Albert Brooks), Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive is a sensitive and hilarious debut from director, writer and star Yossi Atia.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723
732-531-9106 Box Office

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center is completely wheelchair accessible and provides a variety of assistive services upon request. In addition to Large Print Programs and hearing assistive devices at all performances, scheduled sign language interpreting, audio description, and sensory seminars are available at certain performances and upon request.

Contact the box office directly at 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts