OFF WHITE LIES

ORCHIM LEREGA

By Maya KENIG

GUM FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010

An overly mature teenage girl and her childish Dad pretend to be war refugees while trying to become a family.

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& Awards

Jerusalem FF 2011
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Director(s)
    • Maya KENIG
    • Synopsis
    • After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager is sent to live with him in Israel.Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her Dad, Shaul, is a infantile eccentric, and that he is “in-between apartments” (in other words: homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads- they pose as refugees from the bombarded Northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a “normal” household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can’t last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she’s been fed since childhood.
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