Asia

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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Oscar Submission
Jewish Interest
Health & Wellness
Disability
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:Israel
Festivals & Awards:Tribeca Film Festival 2020 - Nora Ephron Award (Ruthy Pribar)
Best Actress Award (Shira Haas)
Best Cinematography (Daniella Nowitz)
Language:Hebrew
Russian
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGealDf6OzU
Cast/Crew
Director:Ruthy Pribar
Producer:Yoav Roeh
Aurit Zamir
Cinematographer:Daniella Nowitz
Screenwriter:Ruthy Pribar
Editor:Neta Dvorkis
Composer:Karni Postel
Principal Cast:Alena Yiv
Shira Haas
Tamir Mulla
Gera Sandler
Eden Halili
Or Barak
Nadia Tichonova
Filmography:Debut Feature

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For attractive Russian émigré nurse and single mother Asia, motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct.

Becoming a mother early on shaped her relationship with her teenage daughter Vika (played to perfection by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Shira Haas, “Unorthodox.”) Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact. Asia concentrates on her job and her affair with a married doctor while Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. This routine is shaken when Vika's health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. In this quiet, emotional acute drama, Vika's illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit. Chosen to represent Israel in this year’s race for Best International Feature, Asia is the winner of nine Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and kudos for both actresses. (Alissa Simon)


Director Biography

Ruthy Pribar Born in Be'er Sheva, Israel in 1982, Ruthy Pribar studied at The Sam Spiegel Film School. She has edited numerous short films and documentaries and also has written and directed the short films “Last Calls” (2012) and “The Caregiver” (2017). Asia (2020) is her debut feature.


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