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Off White Lies

Off White Lies

This coming-of-age story evokes the offbeat charms of "Juno" and "Sixteen Candles" as it tells the story of Libby, a shy, intelligent 13-year-old in California who is sent by her mother to live with her estranged father in Israel. It doesn’t take long for the serious-minded Libby to discover her father is a well-intentioned sham, a pie-in-the-sky inventor of non-working objects, too poor to afford his own apartment or car. When war breaks out, to find shelter he suggests they pose as refugees. The scheme works at first; they are taken in by a Jerusalem family—and discover a shared talent for telling “off-white lies.” But as their hoax falls apart, they learn they’re not the only ones with something to hide.

Winner, Best Actor (Gur Bentwich) - Jerusalem Film Festival

"Charming, vibrant ...full of wit!" - Yair Raveh, Cinemascope
"A fast-paced, heart warming debut - a story that's as funny as it is moving." - Mara Klein, Nisimazine

Directed by Maya Kenig
Israel, 2011
Comedy, Coming of Age
Hebrew, English (with English subtitles)
86 minutes

Off White Lies