Director: Nachman Picovsky, Tamar Kay / Israel 2022

Genre: Fiction

Category: Family / Personal point of view

Production: Adi Bar Yossef: Baryo Film & TV Production

Supported by The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Israel

Co-Producer: Alex Popsuyenko: Jem Production (Ukraine)

Cast: Daniel Styopin, Kirill Pashuk, Maria Ovsyannikova

Language: Russian, Hebrew, English

Subtitles: English

Length: 19 minutes

Kiev. 1989. On a seemingly regular day, eight-year-old Max’s life is about to change in a way that he could not even imagine. Max faces a dilemma that nearly overwhelms him. Would he agree to undergo a secret circumcision, as an important step toward their immigration to Israel, or to listen to his instincts – even in the price of disappointing his beloved father.

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Festivals & Awards:

  • FICPBA, Argentina 2023
  • Religion Today Film Festival, Italy 2023
  • Cannes Indie Shorts Awards, France 2023
  • Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Austria 2023
  • Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, Hungary 2023
  • Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival, USA 2023
  • PÖFF Shorts: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia 2022
  • Jerusalem Women's Film Festival, Israel 2023
  • TISFF, Israel 2023
  • Haifa Film Festival, Israel 2022