The long and short of making ‘Aya’

Most young, independent filmmakers try to play it cool, but Mihal Brezis and Oded Binnun, the Israeli co-directors of Aya, a movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short, are open about their amazement at finding themselves the toast of Hollywood.

Interviewed via Skype from Los Angeles, where they have traveled to participate in the run-up to the Oscars, which will be awarded on February 22, Binnun admits, “I was star-struck when I realized I was three meters away from Clint Eastwood” at the nominees’ luncheon.

“I was at the same the same table as Robert Duvall,” recalls Brezis.


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