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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.

***Available for screening in the the United States only***



Run Time

50 minutes


Elad Davidovitch Schicowich

Directed by

Elad Davidovitch Schicowich

Written by

Elad Davidovitch Schicowich

Edited by

Elad Davidovitch Schicowich


Elad Davidovitch Schicowich
Edan Sasson

Director's Statement

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.

Director's Bio

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

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