Mar

8 2021

to
Mar

14 2021

10th Beckerman Jewish Film Series: Asia

12:00AM - 11:30PM  

Contact Lindsey Barger
lbarger@jewishnewhaven.org

$ Cost $ 10.00

Register in advance. Asia (Alena Yiv) and Vika (Shira Haas) are more like sisters than mother and daughter. Young mom Asia hides nothing about her work-hard, play-hard lifestyle, and expects the same openness and honesty from teenage Vika. But Vika is at an age where privacy and independence are paramount, and inevitably begins to rebel against her mom’s parenting style. With two stubborn and opinionated women under one roof, Asia finds herself in new territory and stumbles to achieve a balance between asserting her parental authority and respecting her daughter’s point of view. When health issues lead Vika to be confined to a wheelchair and her need for romantic experiences and sexual exploration becomes more urgent, Asia realizes she must get out of the way so that her daughter can live her life.

In her debut feature film, Israeli filmmaker Ruthy Pribar focuses on a pair of Russian immigrants in Israel, candidly exploring the challenges of motherhood and the desires of the differently-abled. —Miriam Garcia, Tribeca Film Festival.

Asia
Directed by Ruthy Pribar | Drama
Israel, 2020 | Hebrew
85 minutes

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