Director: Ruthy Pribar
Cast: Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mulla, Gera Sandler
Runtime: 85 min.
Daughter and mother: is it possible to rebuild the family bond?
Asia’s motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends.
Their routine is shaken when Vika's health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika's illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.
Awards & Festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival – Nora Ephron Prize (Best director), Best Actress (International Narrative), Best Cinematography
Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Actress, Best Cinematography, GWFF Award for Best First Film
Awards of the Israeli Film Academy – Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, Best Casting, Best Makeup, Best Music, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography
Pingyao International Film Festival – Roberto Rossellini Awards (Special Mention)