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Cleo fulfilled his dream: to leave the big city with his wife and fifteen children, to establish a family commune on a farm in Brazil. Exploring their family-roots leads the children to discover their surprising heritage, which undermines the existence of the communal paradise.
David Noy, Yoram Ivri
Ofer Freiman, Kobi Netanel
Portuguese, Hebrew, English
Yossi Applebaum, Michael Emmet
WINNERBest Editing AwardSalem International Film Festival2021
WINNERBest Documentary FilmHaifa International Film Festival2020
Salem International Film Festival, USA , Official Competiton , 2021
Tempo International Film Festival, Sweden , 2021
Australia Jewish Film Festival, Australia , 2021
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2021
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel , Documentary Competiton , 2020
A wide-ranging documentary epic that depicts with a humane, loving and curious look the formation and disintegration of a utopian, wild and controversial dream - a family commune in the heart of a beautiful Brazilian forest. A wonderfully shot film, edited and directed with great talent, that never ceases to surprise, excite and illuminate questions of personal and communal Jewish identity while touching fascinating universal issues of family relations, patriarchy in the modern world, tension between nature and progress and a wide range of individualistic and existentialist worldviews.
Jury's Reasoning for Award, Haifa International Film Festival, 2020