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  • Production: Rafi Barbiro, Pini Tavger
    Tel Aviv University
  • Starring: Evgenya Dodina, Anthony Berman, Yonatan Rozen, Michael Coresh
  • Written By: Pini Tavger
  • Distributed By: Go2Films Distribution & Marketing
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew, Russian

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Pinhas

Short | 2008 | 32 min.
Directed by: Pini Tavger

Pinhas and his mother are new immigrants from Russia. His mother barely makes a living working night shifts and devotes her spare time to an affair she has with a married man. On the third floor of their building lives a religious family. Pinhas is drawn to the warmth and unity that characterize them and meets a girl his age, and her older brother, who slowly introduces him to religion.

See more about Pinhas at the Israel Film Center

Critical Acclaim

USA Student Academy Awards:
*Finalist

Beijing International Film Festival:
*Best Asian Film

ONfilm fest:
*Grand Jury Prize-Best Short

Jewish Motifs Film Festival:
*Bronze Award

Brooklyn International Film Festival:
*Audience Award

Nashville Jewish Film Festival:
*Best Student Film

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