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Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Asia

Year: 2020
Country: ISRAEL
Run Time: 85 minutes

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Asia
Asia
Asia
Asia

At 17, Vika (Unorthodox actress Shira Haas) desperately wants to be like any other rebellious teenager: drinking with her friends, exploring her sexuality, and embracing her independence. But Vika’s desires for normalcy are derailed by a degenerative motor disease that is rapidly taking over her body. Not only does Vika’s diagnosis leave her feeling isolated from her peers, but it also impacts her relationship with her mother Asia, a nurse with a work-hard, play-hard lifestyle who has never hidden much from her daughter. As Vika’s condition deteriorates, the disconnect between the women broadens, and Asia struggles to accept the reality of her daughter's limitations. In spite of these devastating obstacles, Asia and Vika will learn how to lean on and support each other through Vika’s illness. Intimate and poignant, ASIA at its core is a story of life, love, and the unparalleled bond between mothers and daughters. (In Hebrew and Russian with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: OH Only
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebar
Jewish & Israeli Visions

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Ruthy Pribar

Producers
Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir

Cinematography
Daniella Nowitz

Editing
Neta Dvorkis

Principal Cast
Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mulla, Gera Sandler, Eden Halili, Or Barak, Nadia Tichonova

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