West Coast Premiere
Directed by Hannah Espia
Hebrew & Tagalog with English subtitles
Philippines Official Entry to the 2013 Academy Awards.
The acclaimed directorial debut of Hannah Espia this much praised Filipino film offers a surprising perspective on another aspect of Israeli society, with a poignant portrait of Filipino guest workers in Israel. Set in and around Tel Aviv amidst an im- migration crackdown, the story crosscuts between the intermingled lives of one Filipino family and their Israeli-born children of mixed identity, who only know Israel as their home and only speak Hebrew. Moises is a single dad who works as a caregiver for a kind-hearted Israeli retiree while frantically trying to keep his young son Joshua hid- den indoors. Also under threat is Janet, a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggling to hide her half-Israeli daughter, Yael a rebellious teenager.
Won 10 prizes at Cinamalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival including Best Picture
Q&A with Hannah Espia and Paul Soriano
Laemmles Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|