Asa Turns 13

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 30 min.

Asa Turns 13

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 30 min.

Synopsis

Asa is about to celebrate his Bar-Mitzvah, a young Jewish boy’s entry into adulthood. Asa wanders through the Southern Israel town of Netivot in order to flee his helpless father and in order to draw closer to his mother who betrayed him through her death. His father demands that Asa prepares for the Bar-Mitzvah ceremony, which will also require the adolescent to cope with his mother’s death. This situation causes Asa to rebel and to embark on a sad and sometimes humorous journey through the neighborhoods he explores. His mother's grave, which he has never visited, is waiting for him at the end of the street.

Credits

Director(s)

Sali Elimelech

Producer(s)

Nevo Jakobivitch

Executive Producer(s)

Sapir College

Script

Sali Elimelech

Cinematography

Naama Bunimovitz

Editor

Sali Elimelech

Cast

Ishay Lalush, Zvulun Moshiashvili, Raz Cohen, Roth Farhi

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Sound Designer

Adam Barkan

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