Hole in the Moon (Hebrew: חור בלבנה; Hor B'Levana) is a 1964 Israeli avant-garde-satiric movie directed by Uri Zohar.[2][3]

Hole in the Moon
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Film poster
Directed byUri Zohar
Produced byMordecai Navon
Written byAmos Kenan
StarringArik Lavie
Shaike Ophir
Avraham Heffner
Christiane Dancourt
Uri Zohar
Music byMichel Columbia
CinematographyDavid Gurfinkel
Edited byAnna Gurit
Release date
Running time
90 minutes

The film was heavily influenced by the French New Wave, particularly the films of Jean-Luc Godard. It was a response to the Zionist dramas of the 1950s, and satirizes the form by showing the production of one of these films.[4] Hole in the Moon is an avant-garde film, incorporating elements of metacinema and direct commentary on narrative cinema itself.



  1. ^ Shohat, Ella (1989). Israel Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. pp. 185–197. ISBN 0-292-73847-1.
  2. ^ Hor B'Levana (1964) @ imdb
  3. ^ רפאל בשן, מונולוג של אורי זוהר - בהחלט, יש לי אימת ציבור!, מעריב, 20 בנובמבר 1964
  4. ^ Hedonist to Haredi: Iconic Israeli filmmaker's works still project truth, Haaretz

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