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Holding It In

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 60 min.
  • Director(s): Chen Rotem, Omer Yefman
  • Producer(s): Ari Davidovich

Synopsis

Chen, an artist who desires to become a surrogate mother, discovers that her friends are looking for a surrogate. Together with her partner and two children, the entire family embarks on an extraordinary journey, in which friendship and ethical questions will be put to the test. The film examines the concept of collaborative partnership at the deepest and most human level, and allows an intimate observation of ordinary people who have chosen to participate in something as large as life itself.

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Credits

Director(s)

Chen Rotem, Omer Yefman

Producer(s)

Ari Davidovich

Script

Chen Rotem, Omer Yefman

Cinematography

Omer Yefman, Chen Rotem

Editor

Eyal Tsarfati

Original Music

Avi Belleli

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Sound Designer

Ronen Nagel

Online and Color

Steve Sebban

Festival Highlights

Montreal Israeli Film Festival , Canada , 2021

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema , USA , 2021

Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival , Denmark , 2021

Flahertiana International Documentary Film Festival , Russia , 2020

Terni Film Festival , Italy , 2020

Berlinale , Germany , 2020

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