Present Continuous


"Present Continuous" tells the story of a mother that on a Friday afternoon, while everyone is asleep, locks up her family members at home. Ruty is unable to deal with the stress and anxiousness she suffers from due to Israel's continuous tense situation.

She decides to protect her family: Ofer - a 19 year old soldier, Noa - a 15 year old teenager and Yoel - her husband. They all wake up to a locked house, disconnected from any means of communication.
What will happen in the locked Jerusalem household throughout one weekend at the time of the Second Intifada (2002)? "Till when?" ask her surprised family members and Ruty, who did not think it through and acted only by her motherly instinct, answers: "Till there is peace".
Did Ruty lose her mind? Or is she simply a brave mother who refuses to accept what seems normal to everyone else?
2012, 100min // Hebrew


Lyrics by Eyal Nachmias
Music by Oren Sela
Perfomed by Osnat Harel


Main Characters:
Ruti – Chagit Dasberg
Yoel – Eyal Nachmias
Ofer – Matan Preminger
Noa – Tamar Preminger

Guest Appearance:
Henia – Rivka Michaeli
Bulek – Yossi Graber

"The stranger"/Reuven the artist – Ami Drozd
Juice vendor – Uzi-Elli
Naama – Chagit Agayof Grossman
Shimrit – Alma Dishi
Eitan – Roi Herzog
Sacha – Roman Shimonov
Ronen – Or Sgoli
Amit – Ilan Fruchter
Girl – Alma Drozd
Boy – Ido Drozd
Neighbor – Yona Erdal


Producer: Aner Preminger

Associate Producers: Noa Haviv,
Orit Kimmel
Line Producers:  Noa Haviv,
Hagai Ben-Kuzari, Matan Melech
Post-Production Producer:
Talma Schweitzer
Production manager: Eran Polishuk
Production coordinator:
Karen Monsa-Reinstein

Location Manager:
Karen Monsa-Reinstein



Director: Aner Preminger

1st. Assistant director: Ronen Balzam
2nd. Assistant director: Imanuel Schechter
Script manager: Elinor Nechemia

Screen Writer:  Orit Kimmel

Script development: Orit Kimmel, Aner Preminger

Director of Photography: Roni Katzenelson

1st. Camera Assistant: Adi Mozes

2nd. Camera Assistant: Roi Sivan

Still Photographer: Yoni Zindel

Still Photographer for art: Eitan Shuker

Production Designer:
Yoel Herzberg

Art Director: Nir Alba

Set Dresser: Gil Yaron

Props: Adva Levi

Constructor: Amiram Lichter

Art Assistants: Ido Nadav, Maya Almog, Ayala Panyevski

Special Effects: Bashir Abu Ravia

Additional art: Noga Almi, Hila Peretz

Costumes Designer: Itai Yaacov

Costume Assistants: Ayala Paniewsky, Ayana Preminger

Make-up Designer: Marie-Helen

Key Grip: Daniel Miller

Grip: Zion Babila

1st. Gaffer: Lior Nezer

Gaffer: Ziv Kesten

Sound Man: Elior Demol

Boom Man: Amir Rothschild

Sound Designer: Yoss Appelbaum

Original Music: Oren Sela

Editor: Dori Rivkin