The action starts with a literal bang as the irresponsible behavior of drinking/driving/texting Michal (convincingly played as a ticking time bomb by Tali Sharon) causes an accident. After Zev (busy thesp Alon Aboutboul), a handsome older man returning from military reserve duty, hits her car from behind, he winds up driving her — along with her bags and considerable emotional baggage — to her parents’ cramped apartment in Herzliya, a Tel Aviv suburb.
Edgy, in-your-face lensing by Shai Peleg captures the tense energy of the narrative and performances, while cutting by Ronit Porat doesn’t shy from the confrontational.
Dreifuss, a professor of screenwriting at Tel Aviv University, worked with lenser Peleg and editor Porat on her two Cinefondation-selected shorts: “Wax Hurts” (2001) and “Visiting Hours” (2005). Impressive thesp Sharon was the star of the latter.