A Grindr chat between two men, one from Lebanon, the other from Israel, turns into an impossible relationship as tensions rise between the two countries.
Boaz and George meet on Grindr. One is in Israel, the other in Lebanon. They’re both horny but can’t meet. Something in their conversation excites them both. The distance, the border fence, the enemy, the foreignness. They both fill a need in each other. Their conversations move forward, and they decide to meet in Berlin, an island of peace in a world of wars. But in the reality of the Middle East, the border between the two countries heats up, and they are forced to make difficult decisions.Show more
Borders is a virtual drama about two enemies who were never supposed to meet, who try to form an intimate relationship against all odds. Sixteen virtual conversations form a relationship that crosses cultures, politics, and wars. Indirect relationships between screens, written words, emojis, and GIFs. Their relationship exists in a liminal area, on the border, which transforms from a dividing line between countries into a meeting point.
Text and Direction Nimrod Danishman
Translation Adi Drori
On Stage Morad Hassan, Omri Raveh, Adi Drori
Set and Dress Design Shiran Levy
Music Itay Laor
Louhi Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre
32 / 29 / 20 €
55 min, no intermission
16 years +
Hebrew, English and Finnish captioning in mobile app.