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The Three of Us

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2023
  • 80 min.
  • Director(s): Henya Brodbeker
  • Producer(s): Avigail Sperber

Synopsis

In a society governed by tradition, a young Orthodox couple defies norms to integrate their autistic son. As they risk everything, their journey explores the delicate balance between love, faith, and self-discovery. Through their struggle, they challenge preconceived notions, embracing parenthood and searching for their place in the world.

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Credits

Director(s)

Henya Brodbeker

Producer(s)

Avigail Sperber

Script

Henya Brodbeker, Ayala Bengad

Cinematography

Henya Brodbeker

Editor

Ayala Bengad

Original Music

Sheila Ferber

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English, Hebrew

Broadcaster

KAN Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Sound Designer

Rotem Dror

Festival Highlights

  • WINNER

    Best Documentary
    Jerusalem Film Festival
    2023
  • WINNER

    Best Directing
    Jerusalem Film Festival
    2023
  • WINNER

    Best Editing
    Jerusalem Film Festival
    2023

Jerusalem Film Festival , Israel , Documentary Competition , 2023

Reviews

  • It’s the intimacy of the struggle that makes The Three of Us hit close to home.
    Alan French, Sunshine State Cineplex
  • Powerful and intimate portrait of a family struggling to find a community to support them at a time of crisis. The movie breaks borders and has a strong universal message about searching for a sense of belonging.
    Jerusalem Film Festival Jury Motivation for Best Documentary
  • The director serves a naturalistic, non-intrusive look at her family, with high level empathy and without betraying her roots and community.
    Jerusalem Film Festival Jury Motivation for Best Documentary Directing:
  • At The Three of Us, the editing was the major issue. How to tell a very complex story in the most intimate way. This intimacy was born in the editing room, creating a beautiful human portrait.
    Jerusalem Film Festival Jury Motivation for Best Editing
  • A story about two brave parents, who would do anything to integrate their son.
    Israel Hayom
  • The size of this film lies in its ability to maintain the honesty even in the most extreme moments. This happens through the total, uncharacteristic exposure of the filmmaker, who clearly knows very well what the ultra-orthodox society expects of her.
    Marlyn Venig, Portfolio
  • Perfectly captures the complexities of advocating for a special needs child.
    Reel News Daily
  • the intimacy of the struggle makes The Three of Us hit close to home.
    Sunshine State Cineplex
  • an honest and intimate portrait of a family at a crossroads, in search of identity and community.
    The Movie Buff

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