Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation 14plus

Para Aduma

Red Cow

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‘How do you feel about intimate relations? Speak freely, don’t hold back.’ · ‘I think it’s the highest connection between two souls.’

Benny’s hair is as red as the fur of her devout father’s treasured calf – which he believes will bring salvation. But the 17-year-old feels as lonely and trapped as the calf in its enclosure. Benny’s mother died giving birth to her, and she grew up alone with her caring yet patriarchal father. He is a figure of authority and a mentor for many people in their Jerusalem religious community. Benny becomes increasingly critical of her father’s religious, utopian nationalism and then there’s Yael, the self-confident young woman who has set off a whirlwind of longing and emotions in her. Avigayil Koevary powerfully portrays the defiance and desire of a young woman in Tsivia Barkai Yacov’s debut feature film.

by
Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Israel 2018

Hebrew

90’

World premiere

With

Avigayil Koevary (Benny)
Gal Toren (Yehoshua)
Moran Rosenblatt (Yael)
Dana Sorin (Tamar)
Uri Hochman (Israel)

Crew

Written and directed by
Tsivia Barkai Yacov
Director of Photography
Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
Editing
Haim Tabakman
Music
Karni Postel
Sound Design
Michael Goorevich
Sound
Michael Goorevich
Production Design
Ehud Gutterman
Costumes
Lilu Goldfine
Make-up
Merav Chahar
Casting
Hadas Sadan
Assistant Director
Ami Livne
Production Management
Tony Copti, Jiries Copti
Producer
Itai Tamir
Co-producers
Ami Livne, Ronen Ben Tal
Co-production
Plan B Productions, Tel Aviv

Biography

Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1979, she is a Berlinale Talents alumna who completed her studies at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem with honours. Her graduation film Vika screened in the 2006 Generation. Para Aduma is her debut feature film.

Filmography

2005 Vika; short film, Generation 2017 Para Aduma (Red Cow)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Laila Films

World sales

Alma Cinema