Pushkin’s Pants

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2019
  • 10 min.

Pushkin’s Pants

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2019
  • 10 min.

Synopsis

In the 1990s, Israel established government-built caravan sites for Russian and Ethiopian immigrants. The cultural differences and poverty created tension between the immigrants. Abraham, a 9-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, teaches himself Russian in order to survive the difficult conditions. He meets his neighbor Marina. She invites him inside her caravan. She is astounded by his Russian and compares him to the Russian national poet, Alexander Pushkin, whose grandfather was Ethiopian. Abraham and Marina create a unique bond- two immigrants from different parts of the world, both connected by the same caravan site. The film is part of the "Equals" project, by the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund.

Credits

Director(s)

Lev Brodinsky

Producer(s)

Yael Perlov, Alma Ben Zeev

Script

Lev Brodinsky

Cinematography

Eyal Malka

Editor

Yael Perlov

Cast

Michael Arfeino, Tamara Klingon, Mikey Yahav, . Hezi Barkoy, Philipp Mogilnitskiy

Original Language

Amharic, Russian

Subtitles

English

Sound Designer

Ami Arad

Festival Highlights

Rome Indipendent Prisma Film Festival,

Orlando International Film Festival,

Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival,

Moscow shorts,

Rolling Ideas,

Short to the point ,

Short Film Factory,

Short Cine Fest,

Eurasia International film festival,

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