2021 ● 90 min ● Hebrew
Legend Of Destruction , 2021. Animated feature film written, directed and produced by Gidi Dar. The movie tells the story of the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire, which ended with the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Over 7 years (!) Michael and David had painted more than 1000 paintings that tell the story through still frames. The challenge was to pull off a feature with almost no animation, using a classic approach to painting in cinematic syntax. We had a ton of fun pillaging the canon of western art for the gravity needed for the images.
This is the first feature film that was made completely in-house (Roiy did the compositing for this one as well), now we know it’s doable.
Faust & Polonsky won Best Production Design award from the Israeli Film Academy, 2021