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Golden Globe nominee Shira Haas ("Unorthodox", "Shtisel") stars in this powerful story about a mother-daughter relationship which celebrates the preciousness that comes out of adversity. Asia (Alena Yiv) is a single mother to 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas). Vika's deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and cherish their time together.

First-time writer-director Ruthy Pribar does an exquisite job of defining the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship that eschews clichés and sentimentality. Instead, both actresses give riveting, yet understated performances that explore the inevitable chasm that divides the generations and creates barriers between the healthy and the sick—while limning a universal and timeless story of maternal love and loss.

"REMARKABLE! Beautifully photographed and performed; a loving, warm, and even sexy film... teeming with life." - Los Angeles Times

Winner of 9 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture of the Year!
Winner of 3 Tribeca Film Festival Awards including Best Actress (Shira Haas)
Official Israeli Submission - 2021 Academy Awards

Directed by Ruthy Pribar
Israel, 2020
Drama, Coming-of-age, Israeli Culture
Hebrew (with English subtitles)
85 minutes

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