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David Ofek 2011

An elusive “coordinator,” vague formulas that calculate “survival capacity”, warehouses cramped with rotting goods, and donkeys dressed up as zebras – all take part in the mosaic that sketches a surreal reality in which evil and stupidity merge.
Director David Ofek takes the viewer on a journey to the absurd front of the Israeli “blockade on Gaza”, revealing the consequences of a policy that limits the flow of goods into Gaza.


  • Pnai Plus review.
    "David Ofek's 'Luxuries' turns the Gaza blockade into a Fellini film."
    Yair Raveh
  • Ha'aretz Review
    "With a humorist touch, a film that elegantly portrays the insanity here -- a sort of homage to Felini."
    Moran Sharir,
  • Globes Review
    "David Ofek is an incredible filmmaker. He has the ability to take what seems a two-dimensional reality and find the small angles that really make the big picture that twists the viewer."
    Nir Kipnis

Festival Participation

  • In the Spirit of Freedom The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel - 2011
  • Cinema South Festival, Israel - 2011
  • Official Selection - Toronto Jewish Film Festival, USA - 2012
  • Shanghai TV Festival, China - 2012
  • DOK Leipzig International Film Festival, Germany - 2012

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