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Hold the Ball

A captivating drama that explores the exhaustion of motherhood.
3/5

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Written and directed by Yocheved Pianko Feinerman, ‘Hold the Ball’ is a short drama film that explores one woman’s mental health amidst motherhood. Zohar Meidan leads the cast as Emma – a restless mother with a new-born baby. Roy Reshef Plessner co-stars as a basketball player – a distraction to the protagonist’s internal struggle. The film delves into themes of depression, loneliness and despair. A riveting watch that will resonate with many.

The 6-minute film opens with the sound of a screaming baby. As Emma strolls her child around a communal park, she is blissfully distracted by a young basketball player and his on-court skills. In a moment of lunacy, the mother abandons her child to entertain herself within the game. Joy, relief and disconnect fill her soul, but an accident on the court gives her a hard-hitting reality check.

Yocheved Pianko Feinerman has created a poignant narrative that doesn’t shy away from revealing the exhaustion and the desire for an escape within motherhood. Zohar Meidan delivers a fine performance that brings a high level of empathy, albeit momentarily. Visually, the film is neatly shot with adequate cinematography, sound and post-production. The audience will be captivated by the characters fragility throughout. Roy Reshef Plessner’s sporting ability is equally commendable. ‘Hold the Ball’ is a drama not to be overlooked. Highly recommended.
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Hold the Ball

A captivating drama that explores the exhaustion of motherhood.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Yocheved Pianko Feinerman, ‘Hold the Ball’ is a short drama film that explores one woman’s mental health amidst motherhood. Zohar Meidan leads the cast as Emma – a restless mother with a new-born baby. Roy Reshef Plessner co-stars as a basketball player – a distraction to the protagonist’s internal struggle. The film delves into themes of depression, loneliness and despair. A riveting watch that will resonate with many.

The 6-minute film opens with the sound of a screaming baby. As Emma strolls her child around a communal park, she is blissfully distracted by a young basketball player and his on-court skills. In a moment of lunacy, the mother abandons her child to entertain herself within the game. Joy, relief and disconnect fill her soul, but an accident on the court gives her a hard-hitting reality check.

Yocheved Pianko Feinerman has created a poignant narrative that doesn’t shy away from revealing the exhaustion and the desire for an escape within motherhood. Zohar Meidan delivers a fine performance that brings a high level of empathy, albeit momentarily. Visually, the film is neatly shot with adequate cinematography, sound and post-production. The audience will be captivated by the characters fragility throughout. Roy Reshef Plessner’s sporting ability is equally commendable. ‘Hold the Ball’ is a drama not to be overlooked. Highly recommended.
Hold the Ball Short Film

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