About The Film
Fresh off their El Al flight from the Soviet Union in 1990, Victor and Raya Frenkel try to navigate life, love, and making a living in their new home of Israel. With decades of experience as Russia's premier film-dubbing artists, the Frenkels must find new, creative, and quirky outlets for their highly specific talents. Their fish-out-of-water journey of survival and belonging overflows with heartache, hope, and humor.
Evgeny Ruman was born in the USSR in 1979, and immigrated to Israel at age 11. A graduate of the Tel Aviv University School of Film, he created the 50-episode daily drama series Between the Lines, the first Israeli television series in Russian. His first full-length feature IGOR AND THE CRANES' JOURNEY premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, won Honorary Mention at the Haifa Festival, Best Director at the Minsk Festival, and the Jury's Award at the Chicago Children's Film Festival. His second film THE MAN IN THE WALL premiered at the 2015 Rotterdam International Film Festival and was nominated for several Ophir Awards and premiered at the Jerusalem Festival. Ruman has also edited several films, including FIVE HOURS IN PARIS, directed by Leon Prodovsky, winner of the 2009 Haifa Festival, and PUTIN'S OLYMPICS, a documentary directed by Alex Gentlev, which won the German "Emmy" award in 2014.
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