Trailer: Darkly Comic Slamdance Thriller “GOLDBERG & EISENBERG”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Israel’s entrance into the international genre cinema game has been bold, fearless and absolutely thrilling. RABIES and subsequently this year’s BIG BAD WOLVES from directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are fierce, absurd thrillers chronicling how we never fail to get in our own way. And now, currently making the festival circuit is Oren Carmi’s GOLDBERG & EISENBERG, a too close for comfort piece exploring similar themes with jet black humor and harsh, Lynchian style. Its next appearance, after making a big impression at Fantastic Fest and Screamfest LA is Park City’s alt-cinema celebration, Slamdance. If you’re heading out, find screening info and the new trailer below.
In GOLDBERG & EISENBERG, “a computer programmer named Jonathan Goldberg (Yitzhak Laor) meets a mysterious man with a penchant for obscene poetry. The man goes by the name of Eisenberg (Yahav Gal). Immediately after their initial encounter, Eisenberg inserts himself into Goldberg’s life. He follows him to the movies. He shows up at his home. He confronts him with a gang of thugs, including a guy who must be the only Nazi in Tel Aviv. The situation eventually reaches a boiling point, forcing Goldberg to take extreme measures.”
GOLDBERG & EISENBERG plays the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City on Sunday, January 19 and Tuesday January 21. For more, head right here.