About the Film
Insomniac City has been initially commissioned for the Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2004 but gradually mutated into a longer film with narrative in mind. It is a project that from its inauguration has set out to be worked on in continuous stages in chapters resulting in a full length film [70 minutes]. It is a single channel film and also a 3 channel video-sound installation.
A man with a bullet wound wakes up with memory disorders in an underground parking lot in Tel Aviv. As he struggles to recall recent events, a woman wakes up in a Shanghai hotel from a similar dream. A fragmented conversation with a pet shop owner on the phone sets off an abstract mystery in Tel Aviv and Shanghai. Through a fragmented stream of events, the film explores anxiety and instability between two strangers on the phone.