Off White Lies

by Maya Kenig

Israel, France

Synopsis

After years of being separated from her father, Libby, a rebellious teen, is sent to Israel to live with him while the Second Lebanon War rages in the background. But her father, Shaul, who turns out to be a flaky inventor, is “between apartments”. With nowhere to live, he comes up with a brilliant plan. The two of them will pose as refugees from the North, seeking shelter from the bombardments with a family in Jerusalem who offers to put them up based on this false pretense. Finally in a”normal” household, Libby and Shaul start to build their father-daughter relationship. But the phony identities and lies take their toll. Libby feels estranged and unwanted by her egocentric Dad, and the chaotic atmosphere caused by the war doesn’t help. In a desperate attempt to be noticed, Libby takes a step into adulthood from which there is no return.

Technical and artistic details

Length – 86′
Language – Hebrew
Location – Israel
Format – HD

Director of Photography – Itai Winograd
Artistic Director – Ido Dolev
Producers – Yoav Roeh et Aurit Zamir – Gumfilms (Israel), Janja Kralj – KinoElektron (France)
Distribution France – Solaris Distribution
Distribution USA – Film Movement

Casting

Gur Bentwich
Elya Inbar
Tzahi Grad
Arad Yeni
Salit Achi-Miriam
Shimon Mimran
Sigal Arad Inbar

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