Love Trilogy: Reborn (Post-production)

by Yaron Shani

Synopsis

 

Avigail is the perfect mother, wife to Rashi, and nurse. She sacrifices herself for everyone, but deep inside she feels alienated and directs her anger against herself. Yael is a wounded daughter, abandoned by her parents, she wants to be the mother of all orphans, neglecting the one who most needs her love, her sister Naama. Abused by her step-father, Naama is now mothering her aging abuser by day and degrading herself as a sex worker by night. Yet there is hope through connections. Naama follows the writing of Alice and feels a bond with her. Avigail and Yael become close. These women can help each other to change, break the cage of their self-destruction and be reborn.

Specifications

Israel / Germany – 2019- 4K – post-production – 2.4 – 5.1 – Hebrew

Original title

LEYD’A

written & directed by

Yaron Shani

Produced by

Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari (Black Sheep Film Productions)

Co-produced by

Michael Reuter (The Post Republic),

With the support of Israel Film Fund, Misrad Hatarbut, Moetzet hakolnoa, ZDF/Das Kleine Fernesehspiel and Arte

Cast

Avigail    STAV ALMAGOR

Yael         ORI SHANI

Na’ama   LEA TONIC

Crew

Cinematographers  Nizan Lotem, Shai Skiff

Sound Recordist  Nir Alon

Sound Designer and Mix  Aviv Aldema

Line Producer Alona Refua

Art direction  Yoav Sinai

Bio-Filmo

Born in 1973, Yaron Shani is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Film Department.

He co-directed AJAMI (2009- 1st feature length) together with Scandar Copti acclaimed internationally. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Film, Caméra d’Or – Special Mention, 5 Israeli Academy awards, Golden Alexander at Thessaloniki IFF, Sutherland Trophy at London IFF and Best Feature Film at Jerusalem IFF.

LIFE SENTENCES (2013) co-directed with Nurit Kedar won the Award for Best Documentary at the Jerusalem IFF.