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Winner of 9 Israeli Ophir Awards including BEST PICTURE and BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Shira Haas)
Directed by Ruthy Pribar
Narrative | 85 min | 2020 | Hebrew with English Subtitles
Asia (Alena Yiv) and Vika (Shira Haas) are more like sisters than mother and daughter. Young mom Asia hides nothing about her work-hard, play-hard lifestyle, and expects the same openness and honesty from teenage Vika. But Vika is at an age where privacy and independence are paramount, and inevitably begins to rebel against her mom’s parenting style. With two stubborn and opinionated women under one roof, Asia finds herself in new territory and stumbles to achieve a balance between asserting her parental authority and respecting her daughter’s point of view. When health issues lead Vika to be confined to a wheelchair and her need for romantic experiences and sexual exploration becomes more urgent, Asia realizes she must get out of the way so that her daughter can live her life.
"In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in Israel, candidly exploring the challenges of motherhood and the desires of the differently-abled." —Miriam Garcia, Tribeca Film Festival
EXCLUSIVE VIRTUAL INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR, RUTHY PRIBAR AND ACTRESSES SHIRA HAAS AND ALENA YIV ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 7PM EST - PRE-RECORDED
The 11th Annual Israeli Film Festival is sponsored by Weinstein Properties. It will run January 20 – 31 at the Weinstein JCC.
Film will be available beginning at 7:00PM on the first day of the film viewing window until 7:00PM on the last day of the film availability window.
Ticket holders will receive their film link via email at 10:00AM on the first day of the film’s viewing window.
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