Chelli is raising her mentally disabled sister Gabby all by herself. When the social worker finds out that she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, Chelli is forced to place her in a day-care center. The void left by her absence makes room for Zohar in Chelli's life.
This new romance creates another crack in the sisters' symbiotic relationship.

 

Director's Notes:

 

About three years ago I took a short break from my work as an editor and moved to a small room in Kibbutz Ha'Zore'a with the intention of writing my first feature film. Back then, Liron, was only my girlfriend and later became my wife and the mother of my son, was taking part in a short acting workshop. She had a homework assignment to find a scene from a known movie that touches her in a personal place, a scene that reveals something she is hiding.
Her search for such a scene was exhausting and hopeless. She quickly realized that that movie (her movie) hadn't been made yet, and she compromised on a scene from a French film which was nice but didn't really touch the complex matter that defines Liron and drives her in life.
While I was collapsing under my colossal expectations, Liron was in Tel Aviv trying to imagine the film that included her special scene. She quickly came up with the whole film, from beginning to end.
She told me about it two weeks later she came to visit me. I put my other ideas aside.... this was going to be my first feature film.

We worked on the synopsis for a week,  I was playing the role of the reader, editor and mentor, and Liron was challenging herself for the first time as a screenwriter, driven by the same curiosity and freshness that I was driven by in my first year at film school. That combination of her and me, as a couple and as an actress and her director, pushed the writing forward and defined the essence of this film to me.
It is primarily an actors' film, a film about people, about human beings. My inspirations to begin with have always been directors that deal with human beings, people, and only second to that is the framing. That was my main problem until Liron arrived. I write images, concepts; while Liron writes situations, drama. Secondly, this film is an act of love, in the most complex and challenging sense. It is an act of cooperation that encloses passion and pleasure, side by side with struggle and distress. It is an act of observation, of looking deep into each other's eyes, which requires true exposure, without compromise. In that sense, this film just has to be made, and more so in light of my short film, which also touched the edge of exposure, the borderline between fiction and life.

Asaf Korman.

 

CAST

Chelli
LIRON BEN-SHLUSH

Gabby
DANA IVGY

Zohar
YAACOV DANIEL

Sveta
SOPHIE OSTROVSKY

Jenny
CARMIT MESSILATI

Shosh
VARDA BEN-HUR

Shifra
LIAT GOREN

CREW

Director
ASAF KORMAN

Screenplay
LIRON BEN-SHLUSH

Script Development
SARI EZOUZ BERGER

Producers
HAIM MECKLBERG
ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG

Executive Producers
MOSHE EDERY
LEON EDERY
YIGAL MOGRABI

DOP
AMIT YASUR

Production Designer
RON ZIKNO

Sound Engineer
MOTTI HEFETZ

Editor
ASAF KORMAN

With the support of

THE RABINOVICH FUND - CINEMA PROJECT

THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY - DIGITAL MEDIA SUPPORT PROGRAM (Haifa Region Pilot Program)

Israeli Distribution
UNITED KING FILMS

 

 

FEATURE FILM, DRAMA, 90 MINUTES

Winner of The Israeli Film Critics Association Award for Best Direction in 2015 to Asaf Korman

Winner of The Israeli Film Critics Association Award for Best Screenplay in 2015 to Liron Ben-Shlush

Winner of The Israeli Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in 2015 to Dana Ivgy

CANNES 2014 - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - nomination for Camera d'Or

Winner of The Israeli Film Critics Association Award for Best Israeli Film - Haifa International Film Festival 2015

Winner of The Israeli Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress in an Israeli Film to Dana Ivgy - Haifa International Film Festival 2015

Winner of Best Actress Award to Liron Ben Shlush - Mumbai International Film Festival 2014

Winner of Silver Hugo at the New Directors Competition - Chicago International Film Festival 2014

Winner of Best Israeli Film Award - Haifa International Film Festival 2014

Winner of Best Screenplay Award - Haifa International Film Festival 2014

Winner of FEDEORA Award for Artistic Achievement - Haifa International Film Festival 2014

Winner of Best Female Supporting Role to Dana Ivgy - Israeli Academy of Film and Television

Winner of the Best Film Award - Eurasia IFF 2014

Winner of Silver Alexander Jury Award at Thessaloniki IFF 2014

Winner of Best Film and Jury award at Tokyo Filmax Student Guild Festival 2014

Winner of 2013 Thessaloniki IFF Work-in-Progress competition

Shooting country:
ISRAEL

Language:
HEBREW

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