The Sky Is Falling

Israel, Jewish Film, Short Film
Stephan Stelman
20 minutes


Release year: 2022
Countries of Origin: Israel
Languages: Hebrew
Genre: fiction, short film


Jerusalem international film festival
Jerusalem Jewish film festival



On the eve of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement in Judaism, fifteen-year-old Uri ignites a billboard while drunk with his friends. When the tragic outcome of his act is discovered, Uri and his friends are brought into police custody. When his father arrives to the rescue, Uri is confronted with questions regarding responsibility and status. He needs to decide whether to pin the blame on his underprivileged friend, Mark, whom everybody seems already to suspect is the culprit, or accept the consequences of his actions.


Stephan Stelman is a director with over six years of experience in the film industry. He has directed a variety of content, including short films, commercials, and music videos. Stelman received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film production from The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. His work often focuses on the theme of masculinity in a rapidly changing world. He is originally from Tel Aviv, but is currently based in New York.


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