Asa Turns 13
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.
Ishay Lalush, Zvulun Moshiashvili, Raz Cohen, Roth Farhi
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