Here We Are

  • Israel, Italy
  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 92 min.
  • Director(s): Nir Bergman
  • Producer(s): Jonathan Doweck, Eitan Mansuri, Marica Stocchi

Synopsis

Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready? Mixing gentle humour with quiet moments of tenderness, this beautifully rendered film from acclaimed Israeli director Nir Bergman is a bittersweet and life-affirming story about fatherly love and the difficulty of letting go.

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Credits

Director(s)

Nir Bergman

Producer(s)

Jonathan Doweck, Eitan Mansuri, Marica Stocchi

Script

Dana Idisis

Cinematography

Shai Goldman

Editor

Ayala Bengad

Cast

Shai Avivi, Noam Imber, Smadar Wolfman, Efrat Ben-Zur

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

World Sales

MK2

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Screenplay
    Transbaikalia International Film Festival
    2022
  • WINNER

    Best Director Award
    "Ophir Awards"- Israel Film Academy
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Actor Award (Shai Avivi)
    "Ophir Awards"- Israel Film Academy
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Supporting Actor Award (Noam Imber)
    "Ophir Awards"- Israel Film Academy
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Screenplay Award
    "Ophir Awards"- Israel Film Academy
    2020
  • WINNER

    Prix du Public / Audience Award
    Cinemed - Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Actor Award (Shai Avivi)
    Valladolid IFF - Seminci
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Actor Award (Shai Avivi and Noam Imber)
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2020
  • WINNER

    Best Screenplay
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2020

Festival de Cannes , France , World Premiere , 2020

Valladolid IFF - Seminci , Spain , Official Section in Competition , 2020

Cinemed - Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier , France , Official Competition , 2020

Toronto International Film Festival , Canada , Industry Selects , 2020

Reykjavík International Film Festival , ICELAND , 2020

Vancouver International Film Festival , Canada , Contemporary World Cinema | Panorama , 2020

Mill Valley International Film Festival , USA , World Cinema , 2020

Festival Docu-Mental (Moscow) , Russia , 2020

Heartland International Film Festival , USA , 2020

Film Fest Gent , The Netherlands , 2020

Aspen Filmfest , USA , 2020

Hof International Film Festival , Germany , 2020

Denver International Film Festival , USA , 2020

Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest , Romania , 2020

Singapore International Film Festival , Singapore , 2020

Macao International Film Festival , Macao , World Panorama , 2020

Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , 2020

Göteborg FF , Sweden , 2021

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival , Hong Kong , 2021

Vienna Jewish Film Festival , Austria , 2021

Mexico Jewish Film Festival , Mexico , 2021

Berlin Jewish Film Festival , Germany , 2021

Transbaikalia International Film Festival , Russia , 2022

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Reviews

  • Here We Are demonstrates in vivid, emotional detail the difficulty of coping with change – even if one does not have autism.
    News Break, TIFF 2020
  • A beautiful film. It’s not only great entertainment, and a very rewarding and fast moving 92 minutes, it will also touch and move you.
    David House, Taste of Cinema, VIFF 2020

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