“A NOVELISTIC EXPLORATION OF DUTY AND COMPANIONSHIP THAT IS AS VIBRANT AND COLOURFUL AS IT IS HUMANE"
- THE FILM VEDICT
WINNER - BEST ACTRESS - JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL
AMERICA premiered in the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and screened in Jerusalem Film Festival where it won the Best Actress Award.
More screenings will be announced soon.
An Israeli swimming tutor living in Chicago returns to Israel after 10 years of absence to bury his father. An encounter with a beloved childhood friend and his newly engaged girlfriend will set a series of events that will affect everyone's lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean sea, between life and death - and somewhere in the middle.
Feature Film, Israel/Germany/Czech Republic, 2022
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Written and directed by: Ofir Raul Graizer
With: Oshrat Ingedashet, Michael Moshonov, Ofri Biterman
Director of Photography: Omri Aloni
Editor: Michal Oppenheim
Music: Dominique Charpentier
Production Design: Daniel Kossow
Art Director: Nitzan Zifrut
Sound Design: Vaclav Flegl
Produced by Itai Tamir, Laila films
Co-Produced by: Marcos Kantis (Schiwago Films), Jan Macola (Mimesis Films), Ami Livne (Laila Films)
Financed by The Rabinovich Foundation, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, The Czech Film Fund and the Israeli Lottery Fund