After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager is sent to live with him in Israel.
Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war.
Libby quickly discovers that her Dad, Shaul, is a infantile eccentric, and that he is “in-between apartments” (in other words: homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads- they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem.
Finally in a “normal” household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father- daughter relationship, but their false identities cannot last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she’s been fed since childhood.
Israel – 2011 – 86 min – HD – Color – 1:1.85 – stereo Lt Rt – Hebrew – First feature
Maya Kenig & Dana Dimant
Aurit Zamir & Yoav Roeh
Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad, Arad Yeni, Salit Achi-Miriam, Shimon Mimran, Sigal Arad Inbar
Festivals and Awards
- Berlinale’s Official Selection – Generation
- Zlin FF Czech Republic – Miloš Macourek Award
- Seret UK FF – World Cinema
- Yerevan IFF Golden Apricot – Official Selection
- Jerusalem IFF – Best Actor – Gur Bentwich
- Filmforum Zadar FF – World Cinema
- Saint-Petersburg IFF – Competition
- Sao Paolo IFF – International Perspective
- Moscow Israeli FF
- Busan IFF – Flash Forward Selection
- Melbourne and Sydney Jewish FF
- UK Jewish FF
- Gijon IFF – Enfants Terribles selection
- Talinn Black Nights FF – Just Film
- Barbican Film Center
- JCC London FF – World Cinema
- Israeli FF – China
- Israeli FF – Athens
- Israeli FF – Hungary
- Bratislava FF – World Cinema
- Israeli FF – Belarus
- Asian Pacific Screen Award – Best Children’s film
- Palm Springs IFF – New Voices / New Visions
- Kiev Molodist FF – Israeli Week – Ukraine
“Pic reps a solid inclusion in Berlin’s Generation section after a fine fest run in Jerusalem, Busan and Palm Springs, and will score a host of buyers ».
Robert Koehler VARIETY
International release dates
- In Israel: May 2012
- In the US: November 2012
- In Russia: March 2013
- In France : June 10th, 2013