BARASH

BARASH

(Barash)

by Michal Vinik


Israel 2015, 83 min


Production: Lama Films


With: Sivan Noam Shimon, Hadas Jeid Sakuri, Dvir Bendak, Irit Pashtan



A girl falling in love. A family falling apart.


17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning.



Festivals:

World Premiere: San Sebastián IFF 2015

Nordic Premiere: Reykjavik IFF 2015

Israeli Premiere: Haifa IFF 2015

North American Premiere: Chicago IFF 2015

Polish Premiere: Warsaw FF 2015

Latin American Premiere: Sao Paulo IFF 2015

Ukrainian Premiere: Molodist IFF 2015

Israel FF Los Angeles 2015

LesGaiCineMad FF 2015

German Premiere: exground FF 2015

AndaLesGai FF 2015

Georgian Premiere: Tbilisi IFF 2015

Austrian Premiere: this human world IFF 2015

Swiss Premiere: Black Movie Geneva International Independent FF 2016

Santa Barbara IFF 2016

Swedish Premiere: Göteborg IFF 2016

Zinegoak FF 2016

Washington Jewish FF 2016

Mexican Premiere: Guadalajara IFF 2016

Dutch Premiere: Roze Filmdagen 2016

Maine Jewish FF 2016

BUFF Malmö International Children and Young People‘s FF 2016

UK Premiere: BFI Flare 2016

Cleveland IFF 2016

French Premiere: Festival of Israeli Cinema, Paris 2016

Vues d‘en Face FF 2016

Minneapolis St. Paul IFF 2016

Greek Premiere: Outview FF 2016

MiFo Miami LGBT FF 2016

Pink Apple FF 2016

Italian Premiere: Torino LGBT FF 2016

Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF 2016

Cinépride FF 2016

Asian Premiere: Seoul International Women‘s FF 2016

SERET London Israeli Film & Television Festival 2016

Niemeyer Center LGBTIQ FF 2016

Mix Milan 2016

Czech Premiere: Karlovy Vary IFF 2016

Outfest 2016

Sopot FF 2016

San Francisco Jewish FF 2016

Prague Pride 2016

Finnish Premiere: Espoo Ciné IFF 2016

Norwegian Premiere: Oslo/Fusion IFF 2016

Uruguay Premiere: Llamale H 2016

Portuguese Premiere: Queer Lisboa 2016

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay FF 2016

Kino Soprus 2016

Taiwan International Queer FF 2016

Cinema Queer IFF 2016

Danish Premiere: Mix Copenhagen 2016

CPH PIX / Buster IFF 2016

Gender Bender FF 2016

Mezipatra LGBT FF 2016

Brasilia IFF 2016

Mix Brasil FF 2016

Florence Queer Festival 2016

Pink Screens FF 2016

Holebi FF 2016

Indian Premiere: Kolkata IFF 2016

Chéries-Chéris LGBT FF 2016

Pitigliani Kolnoa Israeli FF 2016

Echoes FF 2016

Face à Face FF 2016



Awards:

Special Mention - Jerusalem International Film Lab 2014

Post-Production Prize - Haifa IFF 2014

Script Award in collaboration with the Scriptwriters‘ Guild, Danny Lerner Award for Best Actress (Sivan Noam Shimon), Danny Lerner Award for Best Actor (Dvir Benedek) - Haifa IFF 2015

Best Feature Film - Outview FF 2016

Jury Award for Best Feature Film - MIX Milano 2016

Main Prize - Sopot FF 2016

Best Feature Film - Everybody‘s Perfect: Geneva International Queer FF 2016

Jury Prize - Chéries-Chéris LGBT FF 2016