Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Blush
(Barash)

 

Year: 2015
Country: ISRAEL
Run Time: 85 minutes

Blush

Naama, a beautiful high school student living outside of Tel Aviv, has a difficult family life. Her father is overbearing with a hair-trigger temper and her mother seems to be obsessing about her older sister, a soldier currently missing. The randomness of her sister’s disappearance clearly weighs on the family. Naama’s life seems lost to her until a new girl at school changes everything. Hershko has everything Naama doesn’t—a slick haircut that makes her undeniably hip, an attitude of unerring coolness, and, most of all, she’s not afraid of anyone or anything. It doesn’t take long for Naama to fall madly in love with Hershko. But as their relationship deepens, Naama’s long-brewing family tension boils over the top. A heartfelt coming-of-age story, BLUSH is a wonderful love letter to an ephemeral stage of life as well as a snapshot of a family struggling to stay together amidst a rapidly changing environment. (In Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles) –C.P.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Sidebars
10% Cinema
Jewish and Israeli Visions

Director
Michal Vinik

Michal Vinik received an M.F.A. from Tel Aviv University while studying screenwriting. She currently teaches screenwriting at Tel Aviv University and Beit Berl Academic College.

Filmography
BLUSH (2015)

Producers
Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait

Screenwriting
Michal Vinik

Cinematography
Shai Peleg

Editing
Joel Alexis

Principal Cast
Sivan Noam Shimon, Hadas Jade Sakori, Bar Ben Vakil

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