Individual Project


Museum of Art, Petach Tikva (IL), Musée de la chasse et de la nature, Paris (FR)

"Guava" (2013), the first film by Thalia Hoffman in the film series of the "Guava Platform" will be exhibited in Israel and in France as part of a video collection curated by Hadas Maor.

About "Guava"

  1. Two refugees, a Jewish woman and a Muslim man, walk along a refugee road between Jaffa-Tel Aviv and Beirut, discussing love, memory, trust, and forgetfulness. The movement in the film occurs in several spheres simultaneously: the geographical sphere between Jaffa-Tel Aviv and Beirut; the temporal sphere between past, present, and future; the mental sphere between the young woman and the young man; the sphere of language between Hebrew and Arabic; the cultural sphere between the beginning of New Wave French cinema and contemporary local cinematic practice, since the work clearly alludes to such films as Hiroshima Mon Amour (script: Marguerite Duras, director: Alain Resnais, 1959) and Last Year at Marienbad (script: Alain Robbe-Grillet, director: Alain Resnais, 1961). Thus, the relationships between time and space, between truth and fiction, are constantly challenged throughout the film.

With: Doraid Liddawi, Maya Maron
Script: Gal Dvir, Thalia Hoffman
Photography: Ran Muncaz
Sound Design: Irad Lee
Supported by: Other Israel