Hidden behind heavy metal doors of an old Jerusalem bomb shelter, lies a tiny animation studio. Every week several children of Russian immigrants meet to create a colorful carnival of monsters and earthquakes. “Wild Kids" illuminates the subversive world of two talented teenage artists, Zalman and Aharon, through a period of adolescence as they discover their own identity. Zalman must decide whether to stay in Israel as Aharon strives for recognition of his radical artistic path. The studio leader, Max, lives art as an alternative way of life. The images they create together are integrated into their uncompromising world view.
Ron Ofer, Rotem Faran
Jonathan Bar Giora
Hebrew, Russian, German
Produced with the help of
The Second Authority for Television and Radio, The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Israel Lottery Council for Culture & Arts, The Jerusalem Film & Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority
WinnerAudience Favorite Award for Documentary FilmJerusalem International Film Festival2018
Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , Official Documentary , 2018