uk-premiere
best-debut
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Thu 24th Sep 19:30
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Sun 4th Oct 15:00
2nd Screening

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Meet Adar: constantly playing truant, failing school and on the brink of puberty, she is only 12-years-old. Couple that with a dysfunctional family and a mother in denial, and Adar’s journey is certainly going to be a rough one. Surrounded by her mother, Alma, and her mother’s ever-adoring unemployed boyfriend Michael, Adar is about to undergo the transition into womanhood. She gets her first period. After spending their days together play fighting and role-playing, Adar’s journey to adulthood takes a dark turn when the affections of her mother’s boyfriend start to confuse and blur the boundaries of their parent and child relationship. The introduction of Alan, Adar’s homeless doppelganger, into the house begins a troubled exploration of sexuality that remains untouched by many filmmakers. Adar and Alan are on a journey through puberty, sexuality, psychological trauma, reality and fantasy that is not to be missed. If you are looking for easy viewing, this is not it. Told through both a realistic and fantastical lens, some scenes are hard to watch but their impact could not be greater. The flowing cinematography and able directing create a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere through which we view the heart-breaking events unfold. This is a dark reality with no guaranteed closure.
Runtime
92 min
Director(s)
Tali Shalom Ezer
Writer(s)
Tali Shalom Ezer
Producer(s)
Elad Gavish
Moshe Edery
Leon Edery
DoP(s)
Radek Ladczuk
Radek Ladczuk
Cast
Keren Mor
Ori Pfeffer
Shira Haas
Screening Status
UK Premiere