First film - Completed 2014

In an attempt to cope with the increasingly suffocating and dangerous dynamics of her family life, 12-year-old Adar seeks out the company of an elusive young boy to share the burden of her reality.

& Awards

Jerusalem FF 2014
Best Israeli Feature, Best Actress, Best cinematography, Best Musical Score
Sundance 2015
World Dramatic Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Family, Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tali SHALOM EZER
    • Writer(s)
    • Tali SHALOM EZER
    • Producer(s)
    • Elad GAVISH (Marker Films), Moshe EDERY (United King Films), Leon EDERY (United King Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Adar, a bright and sensitive 12-year-old girl, must navigate a path for herself amidst the openly lustful relationship between her liberal workaholic mother, Alma and Michael, her young stay-at- home stepfather.

      While her mother is at work and Adar is left in Michael’s care, the strong love and attachment they share increasingly moves into risky role-playing games, which skirt dangerously between openness and intimacy.

      Seeking an escape from this claustrophobic and terrifying environment, Adar takes to the streets, lonely and alienated. There she meets Alan, a dreamy boy with whom she bears a striking resemblance. Adar brings the young boy into the family home to help her confront her reality.

      Though at first the situation seems to take a positive turn, things quickly become sinister as Michael and Alan confront one another. After Adar’s attempts to enlist her mother's help fail, Adar finds she has no one to depend on but Alan. In their shared attempt to cope, the two youngsters embark on a dark journey between childhood and adolescence that will forever change the rules of the game in the family home.