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REBORN

by Yaron Shani

synopsis

Avigail is the perfect mother, wife to Rashi, and nurse. She sacrifices herself for everyone, but deep inside she feels alienated and directs her anger against herself. Yael is a wounded daughter, abandoned by her parents, she wants to be the mother of all orphans, neglecting the one who most needs her love, her sister Naama. Abused by her step-father, Naama is now mothering her aging abuser by day and degrading herself as a sex worker by night. Yet there is hope through connections. Naama follows the writing of Alice and feels a bond with her. Avigail and Yael become close. These women can help each other to change, break the cage of their self-destruction and be reborn.

international title: Reborn
original title: Leyd’a
country: Israel, Germany
sales agent: Alpha Violet
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Yaron Shani
film run: 108'
release date: FR 15/07/2020
screenplay: Yaron Shani
cast: Stav Almagor, Ori Shani, Lea Tonic
cinematography by: Shai Skiff, Nizan Lotem
producer: Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
co-producer: Michael Reuter
line producer: Alona Refua
production: The Post Republic, Black Sheep Film Productions (IL)
backing: Israel Film Fund (IL), Misrad Hatarbut (IL), Moetzet hakolnoa (IL), ZDF/Das Kleine Fernesehspiel (DE), Arte (DE)
distributor: Art House Films
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