Director: Omri Dekel-Kadosh / Israel 2020

Genre: Docufiction

Category: Family / Personal point of view

Production: Omri Dekel-Kadosh, Yuval Gurevitz
Supported by The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) and The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Israel

Cast: Alma Zack, Moris Cohen, Solo Geva, Ethan Roznak, Ben Paz, Ty Tamir;
Omri Dekel Kadosh, Meir Kadosh, Ayelet Dekel, Onn Yosef Kadosh, Elay Kadosh, Elamar Kadosh

Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English

Length: 30 minutes

This hybrid short film, in which the narrative act is preceded by a documentary one, follows an unusual family reunion. A divorced couple and four siblings embark on a drive to the heart of the Israeli desert, in search of the sight where they were all involved in a brutal car accident 15 years earlier. An accident that caused this family to fall apart.

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Festivals & Awards:

  • Académie des César's Nuits en Or 2022:
    * France/Paris – UGC Odéon
    * Italy/Ferrara - Scuola d'Arte Cinematografica Florestano Vancini
    * Spain/Madrid – Academia de las Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
    * Luxembourg – La Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
  • HANIFF Hanoi International Film Festival, Vietnam 2022
  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany 2022
  • Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, Denmark 2022
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Poland 2022
  • ZSIFI Jewish Israeli Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary 2022
  • Semi-Finalist: The Robinson International Short Film competition, USA 2024
  • Best Director Award: Gula Jewish Film Festival, Israel 2023
  • Best Short Fiction Film: Israeli Academy Awards 2021
  • Promising Filmmaker Award: Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel 2020

Jerusalem Film Festival/Promising Filmmaker Award
Jury's justification:
"In this original and moving film, questions about individual and family redemption and the role of cinema as an instrument of redemption are treated in an entertaining and touching way."