Synopsis: On the most patriotic week of the year, between Memorial and Independence Day, a young man who’s facing military PTSD observes Israeli society from his balcony.
This deep and painful reflection opens past wounds and shakes his inner world.
For as long as I can remember, I would sit for hours watching
people and moments that pass in front of me as I tell myself stories about them.
There is something so powerful in the feeling of “voyeurism”,
to see and not to be revealed.
The year I filmed the movie “Balcony”, I first noticed how sensitive I was to what I call the “terrible days” – National Mourning Week.
I suffered from extreme mood swings along with a lot of frustration
with the Israeli spirit and the values I was educated on in contrast to what is happening today.
This feeling in addition to the breakup I had with my partner at the time
gave me the courage to tell my story and turn it into a movie.
Elad Davidovich Schicowichh, 36.
Born in Givat Ada, a graduate of the Film Department at Tel Hai College.
My graduation film – “Off Guard” – won third place at the 2016 Dokaviv Festival.
My great affection is documentary film.
I see it as an excellent platform for conveying a message and as a therapeutic tool.
Docu films I have been a partner in over the years
-2018Editor – “Yonatan Agassi – Save My Life” – Tomer Heymann
2018- Editor – “In Your Eyes” – Barak Heymann
2019 – Editing Assistant – “COMRADE DOV” – Barak Heymann
2019 – Assistant Editor – “Golda” – Sagi Bornstein, Udi Nir
2020 – Editor – “Holes” – Shirley Berkowitz