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Filmmaker Ruthy Pribar’s debut film focuses on a mother and daughter duo in Israel, and candidly explores the challenges of motherhood. For Asia, motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct; becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her daughter, Vika. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skate park with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs.

Israel’s official submission for the Best International Feature Film category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021.

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Festivals and Awards

  • Winner of 10 Ophir Awards from the 2020 Israeli Film Academy, including:
    Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Art Direction,
    Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Makeup
  • Winner of Best Actress Award, Best Cinematography, and the Nora Ephron Prize for Best Director at 2020 Tribeca Film Festival

Screening Details

Film Info

DirectorRuthy Pribar
CastShira Haas, Alena Yiv
Runtime 85 min
LanguageHebrew w/ English subtitles