ENCIRCLEMENTS

HAKAFOT

By Lee GILAT

MOVIE PLUS PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013


    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Lee GILAT
    • Writer(s)
    • Lee GILAT
    • Producer(s)
    • David MANDIL (Movie Plus), Moshe EDERY, Leon EDERY
    • Synopsis
    • When thirteen year old Aharon Ninio, A lonely child whose parents are unsuccessful in having more children, is selected for the great honor of carrying the big Torah book around the neighborhood in the traditional Simchat Torah celebrations, he feels his life is finally about to change for the better. But his selection for the honor causes age-old tensions between his parents to surface, and the symbolic happy ritual becomes a life-threatening struggle to a boy who will do anything to make his parents stop using him as a messenger.
      Encirclements uses cultural and religious rituals as a powerful tool to illuminate the private, almost obscene rituals that exist in each and every family, all within the tumultuous and humor-filled life of people who are on the margins of society.