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Short

Drama

30 minutes

Russian

Israel

The year is 1991. The beginning of the massive Jewish immigration wave from the USSR to Israel. 12 years old Misha is documenting his family's journey on a home-video camera.

The already traumatic immigration experience is enhanced up to absurd proportions, when the family's old aunt dies on the plane just before they reach the land of their ancestors.

Now, the family will have to go through various levels of bureaucracy with an immigrating corpse…

CAST

Ola

OLA SCHUR SELEKTAR

Gera

GERA SANDLER

Aunt Rosa

ROSA LIFSHITZ

Guest Star

IRIT KAPLAN

Dead body processing clerk

EIGAL ADIKA

Jewish Burial Services clerk

HAY DAVIDOV

Polish Clerk

ANABELLA YAACOV

Avinoam

ALEXANDER SHTENDLER

Anatoli (Immigrant)

VITALI VOSKOBOINIKOV

Special Security Officer

ALEX GOLTSEKER

Jewish Agency Worker

ERNEST ARANOV

Doctor

DAVID MECKLBERG

Ethiopian Immigrant

MEIR DASSA

CREW

Writer & Director

LEON PRUDOVSKY

Producers:

HAIM MECKLBERG

ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG

DOP

ISRAEL (SERGEI) FREEDMAN

Editor

EVGENY RUMAN

Line Producer

ORIET ELA LEVI

Sound designer

MICHAEL GUREVITCH

Production Design

SHARON EAGLE

1st. Assistant director

PINI TAVGER

Sound

SLAVA FRENKLAKH

Custum Design

NATALI KANEVSKY

Hair & Make-Up

ILAN ZAKAY

With the suppot of "The Backyard Project":

THE RABINOVICH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS - CINEMA PROJECT

GESHER MULTICULTURAL FILM FUND

THE SECOND AUTHORITY FOR TV & RADIO (CHANNEL 2)

Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2013 - Youth Jury Award

Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 - Silver Bird

Golden Apricot - Yerevan IFF 2013 - Best Short Film

International Film Festival NancyLorraine - Grand Prix

Jameson Cinefest International Film Festival, Miscolk, Hungary – Best Short Film

NY Picture Start IFF 2013 – Best Short Film, Best Actress

New Jersey IFF 2013– Best Short Film

Tel Aviv SIFF 2013 - Best Independent Short

Panazorean IFF 2013 - Best Short Film, Audience Award, TV Acquisition Rights Award

Kaliber ISFF 35, Munich - Audience Award

Haifa IFF 2012 - Special Mention

17th Thai Short Film and Video Festival - Special Mention

Sao Paolo Short Film Festival - Audience Favorite

Vilnius Film Shorts2013 - Special Jury Mention

35e CINEMED, Montpellier, France - Cinecourts Award (CINE+)

La Cabina IFF,Spain - Best Script

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