Off White Lies

Off White Lies  {Orhim le-rega}
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Off White Lies
Orhim le-rega
Israel, 2011, 86 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Coming of Age, Drama, Jewish Interest, Middle East, Woman Director
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Hebrew English Sub-Titles

Awards: Best Actor, Jerusalem Film Festival

After years of living in the USA with her mother and step-father, sharp-witted teenager Libby returns to Israel to get to know her father, Shaul. Unfortunately, her arrival coincides with the onset of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that the irrepressible Shaul is an 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 releases her teenage fury at the lies permeating her life. Writer/director Maya Kenig’s poignant comic drama represents a fresh new voice in the Israeli cinema and one that we should hear more from in the future. Star Gur Bentwich (Kenig’s husband) received the Best Actor Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Director Maya Kenig and Actor Gur Bentwich are expected to attend both the 1/7 and 1/9 screenings.

DIRECTOR: Maya Kenig
Producer: Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir
Editor: Or Ben David
Screenwriter: Maya Kenig, Dana Diment
Cinematographer: Itai Vinograd
Principal Cast: Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzah Grad, Arad Yeni, Salt Achi-Miriam
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Gum Films

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