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​“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