Ran Slavin’s enigmatic poetic thriller, Call for Dreams is set in Tokyo and tells the story of a woman who places a newspaper ad asking strangers to share their dreams with her when through a complex chain of events, an Israeli detective investigating a crime in Tel Aviv is drawn into her project. A dreamy tale of dreams between strangers, the elusive reality in urban isolation, and fictional circumstances.

BY  Ran Slavin (IL)

Filmmaker, video artist & experimental electronic musician, Slavin is a multifaceted artist and filmmaker spanning exhibitions of video installations, innovative electronic music, and cinema in significant museums, film festivals, art centers, and events internationally. His elaborate films & installations often highlight threshold situations, thresholds of perception, virtuality in reality, and the tensions between myth, history, and the imagination. As a digital artist, his films, sound work, and video installations often utilize layered work & post-production as a native sensibility. Selected shows and screenings include Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018, Camerimage Film Festival 2018, Haifa International Film Festival 2018, The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre- Cyprus, Torino Film Festival, Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition - Hong-Gah Museum, Ars Electronica, Mediations Biennale/Poland, Museum on the Seam/Jerusalem, Maerzmusik/Berlin, Videoformes/France, Petah Tikva Art Museum/Israel, Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art/Belgium, Liverpool Biennial, Venice Architecture Biennial, Transmediale/Berlin. Music and recordings appear on the labels Crónica (Portugal), False Ind (Tel Aviv) and have also appeared on Mille Plateaux (Frankfurt-Berlin), Sub Rosa (Belgium), Rail Cables (Manchester), AK Duck (Jerusalem), Earsay (Tel Aviv), Nana Disc (Tel Aviv) Hed Arzi (Tel Aviv) Heart & Crossbones (Tel Aviv).