OFF-WHITE LIES

By Maya KENIG

KINOELEKTRON - as PROD

Family - Completed 2011

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
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Family
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Director(s)
    • Maya KENIG
    • Writer(s)
    • Maya KENIG
    • Producer(s)
    • Aurit ZAMIR (GUM FILMS), Yoav ROEH (GUM FILMS), Janja KRALJ (KinoElektron)
    • Synopsis
    • After years of being separated from her father, Libby, a rebellious teen, is sent to Israel to live with him while the Second Lebanon War rages in the background. But her father, Shaul, who turns out to be a flaky inventor, is “between apartments”. With nowhere to live, he comes up with a brilliant plan. The two of them will pose as refugees from the North, seeking shelter from the bombardments with a family inJerusalem who offers to put them up based on this false pretense. Finally in a"normal" household, Libby and Shaul start to build their father-daughter relationship. But the phony identities and lies take their toll. Libby feels estranged and unwanted
      by her egocentric Dad, and the chaotic atmosphere caused by the war doesn't help. In a desperate attempt to be noticed, Libby takes a step into adulthood from which there is no return.
    • Partners & financing
    • Israeli Film Fund, Jerusalem Film Fund
      Alpha Violet, France (international sale)
      Solaris Distribution, France (French distribution)
      Zylo, France (French DVD editing)
      Film Movement (US distribution)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2010
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