Peggy Day

11 Minutes, 1972
Short Film
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Directed by: Rachel Neeman
Cast: Germain Onikovsky, Nissim Dayan, Aliza Itzhaki
Photographer: Yaakov Eisenman
Language: Hebrew
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Filmmaker Rahel Neeman’s experimental short follows a young woman, trapped in her daily routine, across a 24-hour period. After her husband gets out of bed and heads off to work, the woman goes out and embarks on an intimate odyssey. And whilst the journey is a physical one, it also delves deep into the depths of her consciousness. Along the way, she crosses paths with various characters, including a young man who gives her the hug she so yearns for, fleeting as it may be. The film explores a range of themes such as beauty, body image, and femininity, with several works by Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte, also woven into the narrative. The name of the film is taken from a Bob Dylan song of the same title that can also be heard throughout.
The film won the Best Directorial Debut award at the 1972 Israeli Shorts competition and later that year, was also featured at Venice’s annual biennale.

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