Ruthy Pribar, ISRAEL, 2020, 85min
Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while her daughter Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. The two barely interact with one another but their routine is shaken when Vika's health suddenly deteriorates. A heartbreaking, intimate story of a mother and teen daughter belated relationship. Beautifully photographed and superbly acted, “Asia” was this year’s Israeli Oscar contender. In the role of Viki appeared Shira Haas, known for “Unorthodox” and “Shtisel”.
20.11, Saturday | 20:00 | Muzeum POLIN
Oren Gerner, Israel, 2019, 88min
Meir is an indispensable person. Meir is always eager to share his expertise. Meir, the mainstay of the local community. Or so he thinks. At 68, the former Israeli commando struggles to accept the passage of time. Playing with our expectations and throbbing with underlying tension, this is a true small great movie. A debut feature with the director's parents as semi-fictional versions of themselves and actual family footage cleverly blended in.
16.11, Tuesday | 20:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Fernando Grostein Andrade, Brazil / USA, 2019, 85min
Abe is a 12-year-old boy from Brooklyn who cooks to unite his half Israeli and half Palestinian family, but everything goes wrong. "Abe" is a 12-year-old half Israeli and half Palestinian kid from Brooklyn driven by his passion for food, who has never had a dinner without a family fight. Abe escapes from a stupid summer cooking camp and is mentored by the Afro Brazilian Chef "Chico", who specializes in serving fusion food at pop up food fairs. One side of the family prefers to call him "Avraham" (in Hebrew), the other side "Ibrahim" (in Arab), while his agnostic atheist parents call him "Abraham", in English. But he prefers Abe, just Abe.
19.11, Friday | 18:00 | VOD.Warszawa.pl
Sharon Ryba-Kahn, Germany, 2020, 89min
Sharon from Munich is Jewish and a third generation Holocaust survivor. When her estranged father contacts her again after 7 years, it becomes an impetus for to reconstruct the family's history. After having survived the Holocaust her father's parents, who were originally from Poland arrived in Munich, in the American zone. Sharon travels from place to place, from person to person trying to understand how the Shoah impacted her through transgenerational trauma. As she is living in Germany, little by little she confronts her non-Jewish German environment asking some uncomfortable questions.
19.11, Friday | 20:15 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Evgeny Ruman, Israel, 2019, 88min
In their new homeland there's no need for Russian speaking dubbing artists, so Victor's and Raya's attempts to use their golden voices will cause bizarre and unexpected events. This deadpan comedy, reminiscent of Aki Kaurismäki's style, is a perfect mix of levity and pathos, reflecting hopes and fears of immigrants the world over.