ZORKI – hiding mom’s secret

ZORKI – hiding mom’s secret

Director:  Zohar Wagner (”Stretch Marks”, ”Doll”, ”A Tale of Two”, ”Savoy”) /  Israel 2006

Category: Creative Documentary / Society

Production: Barak Heymann: Barak Films; for Yes-Docu, Documentary Channel, Israel

Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English

Length: 54 minutes

Two years ago, Zohar Wagner, then 34, decided to tear away the cloak of silence that enveloped her bourgeois family. Her mother had a five year affair with a man ten years her junior, and Zohar, at the age of twelve, was an accomplice to the secret. Twenty years after the difficult episode that had torn the family apart, as the Filmmaker’s Mother is selling her childhood home, the family gathers and Pandora’s Box is opened. The film is called “Zorki,” the family nickname for Zohar.

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Festivals & Awards:

  • Winner: Best Foreign Film- Audience Choice : Delray Beach Film Festival, Florida, USA 2007
  • Winner: Gold Remi Award : Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Texas, USA 2007
  • Nominee: Best First Film Award : Israel Documentary Awards, Israel 2007
  • DeREEL Independent Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia 2008
  • Film & Television Festival, Rosh Pina, Israel 2006