City to City PHOBIDILIA makes its World Premiere at TIFF 2009
“…a compelling, original and a memorable study of a young man with a crippling phobia.”
Toronto (Sept 12, 2009) – Selected to the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) inaugural City to City program, Phobidilia kicks off with a world premiere Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 PM, Varsity 2.. Directed by fraternal filmmaking team Yoav and Doron Paz, the film marks its world premiere at TIFF in a spotlight on films from Tel Aviv. Starring up-and-coming Israeli actor Ofer Shechter, Phobidilia has an encore public screening on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 PM, Varsity 2. The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
After suffering an emotional breakdown in a public place, a young man vows never to leave his apartment. He quickly discovers that in today’s world, all his needs can be easily met: sex via the internet, food by telephone delivery, and entertainment by television. Four years later, his idyllic existence comes under attack when Daniela, a free spirited girl comes into his life, while Grumps, the building’s real estate agent, informs him that the apartment is about to be sold. Refusing to leave his apartment, the young man vows to fight till the bitter end.
Monday, Sept.14th, 2:45PM, VARSITY 7, Press & Industry 1
Monday, Sept.14th, 6PM, VARSITY 2, Public 1
Wednesday, Sept.16th, 2:30PM, VARISTY 2, Public 2
Director Yoav Paz Sept.11 to 18
Director Doron Paz Sept.11 to 18
More information and trailers for Phobidilia available at: <http://phobidilia.com/english/>
High resolution art available at: ftp://22.214.171.124/Phobidilia/ <ftp://126.96.36.199/Phobidilia/>
Pat Garcia, Publicist – ClutchPR