Part of the official competition at the last edition of the Haïfa International Film Festival, Mabul won several prestigious awards, including the Jack Naylor Award for Cinematography in a feature film, which came with a 10,000 shekels prize.
Haifa Film Festival
By ALISSA SIMON <http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=bio&peopleID=3326>
The Jack Naylor Award for Cinematography in a Feature Film :
The award, in the sum of 10,000 NIS, was presented to cinematographer Philippe Lavalette for his work on the film Mabul by Guy Nattiv.
The Jury: “One of the pleasures of watching Mabul was the sensitive and eloquent use of a visual cinematic language that holds layers and stories that the spoken language cannot contain. This twilight zone finds a fascinating cinematic expression in the camera of Phillippe Lavalette and the viewer finds himself partly swept partly drowning in the caressing light.”
A UCM Films/Intuitive Pictures/K5 Film/EZ Films production. (International sales: K5 Intl., London.) Produced by Daniel Baur, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnere, Ina Fichman, Tami Leon, Elie Meirovitz, Chilik Michaeli, Avarham Pirchi, Oliver Simon, Geraldine Jourdan, Ken Proulx. Directed by Guy Nattiv. Screenplay, Noa Berman-Herzberg, Nattiv.