Asia

Asia’s motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her teenage daughter, Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skatepark with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika’s health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika’s illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.

Available: March 6-8
Length: 85 minutes
Genre: Drama
Director: Ruthy Pribar
Country: Israel
Year: 2020
Language: Hebrew and Russian, with English subtitles
Awards: Winner of 9 Israeli Ophir Awards in 2020, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Shira Haas), Best Actress (Alena Yiv), and Best Art Direction, Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Music, and Makeup; nominee for best International Film at the 2021 Academy Awards; Best Actress award for Shira Haas at Tribeca

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