Off White Lies

Directed by Maya Kenig
Film Movement
2011
86 Minutes
Israel
Hebrew, English
Coming of Age, Comedy, Jewish
Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Women Directors
Not Rated
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After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him in Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is 'in-between apartments' (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads - they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a 'normal' household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life.

"Recommended" - Video Librarian

Club Features

Bonus short: Catherine the Great, directed by Anna Kuntsman

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

DVD Features

Bonus short: Catherine the Great, directed by Anna Kuntsman

Sound: Stereo 2.0

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Charming...full of wit, [and] sex appeal! Vibrant with juicy young cinema."
    Yair Raveh, Cinemascope
  • Highest Rating
    "A fast-paced, heart warming debut - a story that's as funny as it is moving."
    Mara Klein, Nisimazine

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