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Turning Thirteen

Directed by: Dana Idisis
60 Minutes, 2013

The film follows the preparations for the Bar Mitzvah of Guy, the director’s younger autistic brother, from the moment his parents decide to have Guy do the ceremony in the synagogue up to the day of the Bar Mitzvah itself. During the course of preparations for this unusual event, the daily and complex reality the family must cope with is revealed, paved with difficulties and humor, and Guy’s unique view of the world is discovered.


Director: Dana Idisis

Producer: Assaf Amir

Cinematographer: Dana Idisis

Editor: Miri Laufer

Original music: Itamar Rothschild