category Past Present

V.O.

Hebrew, Arabic

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

Turtles Films

Original Title

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Ima Yalda

full program

18 March, 18:30, Cinemateca Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorilor Yael Kipper și Ronen Zaretzky

19 March, 18:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorilor Yael Kipper și Ronen Zaretzky

synopsis

With visible pleasure, an elderly woman colors in a simple flower drawing. Elsewhere, another learns to read, helped by her daughter. Child mother is a film about individual wounds perpetuated within families from one generation to another. Built around the conversations between four adults and their mothers, this tonally hushed film unveils the complexity of the relationships within families formed through the marriage of an underage girl with an older man. In the tight spaces of their private kitchens these women, married off as young girls, are learning to look back towards a traumatic past that, until now, they could not openly confront. Their difficult personal histories continue to be relevant today, where child marriage remains a culturally sanctioned custom. “Mother, may I hug you?” / “No.”

awards and festivals

2017: WorldFest International Independent Film Festival – Special Jury Award

2017: Krakow Film Festival

2016: DoK Leipzig IFF

2016: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival – Special Jury Mention, Best Cinematography Award

2016: Verzio International Human Rights Film Festival

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