Asia

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Available Until: 7/29/21 11:59 PM

Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$9.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Oscar Submission
Jewish Interest
Health & Wellness
Disability
Release Year:2020
Runtime:85 min
Country/Region:Israel
Language:Hebrew
Russian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Menemsha Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4UR7wtp8p8
Cast/Crew
Director:Ruthy Pribar
Producer:Yoav Roeh
Aurit Zamir
Cinematographer:Daniella Nowitz
Screenwriter:Ruthy Pribar
Editor:Neta Dvorkis
Composer:Karni Postel
Principal Cast:Shira Haas
Alena Yiv
Tamir Mula
Gera Sandler

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About the Film

MSPIFF40 Official Selection

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)


Press

"A hypnotizing performance by Shira Haas." —Eric Kohn, IndieWire


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