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
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.
19.11, Friday | 18:00 | Kino HELIOS Blue City
Mano Khalil, Switzerland / France , 2021, 124min
In its uplifting humanism and funny moments, Mano Khalil’s film elicits superb performances from its cast, with some drawn from refugee camps in Iraqi Kurdistan. The quiet dignity of the villagers in the face of oppressive tyranny and corrupt Syrian government officials and Turkish border guards is especially wonderfully portrayed.
Growing up in a Kurdish village in north-eastern Syria in the 1980s, Sero is about to enter the first grade. The teacher is determined to instil Ba’ath Arab nationalism and suppress any feelings of Ku[...]