*Parental Advisory: This film includes sensitive scenes including portrayals of violence and sex*
In this bold, stunning film, 12-year-old Adar (Shira Haas, "Unorthodox", "Shtisel") and her stepfather (Ori Pfeffer, "The Testament") push their role-playing games into dangerous territory while her workaholic mother (Keren Mor, "Checkout") is away from home.
As Adar attempts to delicately maneuver between the tempestuous and fiery relationships at home, she meets Alan -- a dreamy boy who keenly resembles her -- and brings him into the family. Alan leads Adar through a dark journey between childhood and adolescence, reality and fantasy, which will forever change the rules of the game in the household.
"A remarkable achievement in so many ways." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Absorbing, provocative and refreshingly un-Hollywood. Shira Haas gives a bravura performance." - NYC Movie Guru
Winner of 3 Awards (Best Israeli Film / Best Music / Best Cinematography) - Jerusalem Film Festival 2014
Nominated for the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize - Sundance Film Festival 2015
Nominated for 3 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Actress (Shira Haas)
Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
Drama, Coming of Age, Israeli Culture
Hebrew (with English subtitles)