Release Date:July 3,2012
Things get very complicated very quickly when Joe (Veronica Kedar), an angsty drug dealer, meets Belle (Sivan Levy), a buoyant suicidal psychopath, in this dark comedy. After an outlandish accident in Tel Aviv leaves the pair with a body to dispose of, they embark on a madcap journey to lose the cops - and end up finding love in Sderot (the target of ongoing rocket attacks). Gritty but tender, Joe + Belle offers an absurd portrait of life in contemporary Israel.
Writer/director/actor Veronica Kadar’s dark romantic comedy Joe + Belle debuts on DVD from Wolfe Video on July 3rd. Two women who are relative strangers become an unlikely team when they accidentally shoot a guy – twice! – and must figure out how to get rid of the body and escape the authorities. They go on the lam together, and surprisingly fall in love amidst car chases, falling rocket bombs and other surprising misadventures.
Joe + Belle won “Best Director” at the 2011 International Women’s Film Festival in Israel, as well as “Best Screenplay” at Cinemascope Festival and “Best Alternative Feature” at Cinema South’s International Film Festival in Israel. Currently the film is travelling the U.S. and International film festival circuit, with stops including LA’s Outfest, San Francisco’s Frameline, and LGBT festivals in Seattle, Boston, London, Paris and dozens of other cities.