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+ Short Blessed

Films screening at this event

Baba Joon

original title
באבא ג'ון
Director
Yuval Delshad
Cast
Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami, David Diaan, Rafael Eliasi
Country
Israel
Year
2015
Duration
91 min

“The film depicts the ways of a community infrequently seen on Israeli screens.”Variety

A beautifully filmed tale of father/son struggles set in the sweeping landscape of the Negev. Moti is ten years old and wants to build motor cars. But his father wants him to work on the family turkey farm, as he was forced to by his own father. When Uncle Darius arrives from America, showing Moti another way, the family threatens to unravel. Written and directed by Yuval Delshad, Baba Joon is set in a Persian-immigrant moshav of the 1980s, powerfully capturing the challenges of preserving tradition in the face of modernity.

Israeli Academy Award Winner for Best Film
Winner – Best Film, Ophir Awards
Winner – Best Cinematography, Ophir Awards
Winner – Best Music, Ophir Awards

Blessed (Short)

Director
Prague Benbenisty
Country
Israel
Year
2014
Duration
16 min

A stolen wedding blessing intended for her younger sister transforms Zohara’s life and brings her love.