On Leave



Directed by Asaf Saban
Israel | 15 minutes | 2009 | Hebrew

Yotam came back from the army. He met his dad. He met his mom. He took his girlfriend for a ride. Yotam came back home, but something went wrong on the way. Gripping drama where silence shouts louder than words.


Director: Asaf Saban
Screenwriter: Asaf Saban
Cinematography: David Rudoy
Editing: Sivan Ben-Ari
Producer: Ilan Jarzina

  • Asaf Saban
    Asaf Saban

Festivals & Awards
Milano Film Festival – Best Short Film
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival – Best Film
Jerusalem International Film Festival
San Sebastian International Film Festival
Shnit Shortfilmfestival
Festival International Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier
International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography
Akbank Short Film Festival
Filmfest Dresden – International Short Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival
Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
Third Eye Asian Film Festival
Nashville Jewish Film Festival

Asaf Saban

Asaf Saban was born in 1979 in Israel. He lives and works in Tel-Aviv. Recently, he graduated from the film department at the “Midrasha” school of arts, Beit-Berl College. His short student films have been screened in film festivals around the world. On Leave is his graduation film.

2009 On Leave
2008 Garbage Time
2007 Mapping
2006 The Museum