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ASIA, 2020
Israel | HDD, Color, 85’ | Hebrew, Russian
Director: Ruthy Pribar
Cast: Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mula

Israeli director’s first feature length film focuses on the story of a Russian mother and daughter living as immigrants in Israel. Asia struggles with single motherhood and her strenuous job, and as if life isn’t already difficult, it turns out that her daughter Vika is terminally ill. The film looks at the relationship dynamics between two women of different generations and their sexual desires, while depicting a story of premature death. Without resorting to melodrama, the director uses a humble and caring approach to narrate this mother-daughter story. Vika is played by Shira Haas, known for her role in the hit drama Unorthodox.


This film will be on view from March 6, 12.00 - March 8, 12.00.


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