Live and Become

Live and Become

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

From the director that brought us “The Concert, Radu Mihaileanu, the magnificent, epic story of an Ethiopian boy who is airlifted from a Sudanese refugee camp to Israel in 1984 during Operation Moses.

Shlomo is plagued by two big secrets: He is neither a Jew nor an orphan, just an African boy who survived and wants, somehow, to fulfill his Ethiopian mother’s parting request that he “go, live, and become.”

Buoyed by a profound and unfaltering motherly love – both in his memory and in the arms of his adoptive mother – he ultimately finds an identity and a happiness all his own.

Festivals and Awards

Audience Award and Best Film Award from:

  • The Aspen Filmfest,
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival,
  • the Berlin Film Festival
  • Cinemania Film Festival
  • Copenhagen International Film Festival
  • France Lumiere Awards
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
  • the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2005
Country France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Director Radu Mihăileanu
Cast Yaël Abecassis, Roschdy Zem, Moshe Agazai
Runtime 140 min
Language Hebrew, French, Amharic w/English subtitles