by Michal Vinik

Israel 2015, 83 min

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.



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


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
Slovak Queer FF 2016
Festival Désir Désirs 2017
Des Images aux Mots FF 2017
Festival Ecrans Mixtes 2017
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer FF 2017
Sofia Pride FF 2017
China Women’s FF 2017
Bari International Gender FF 2018
MIX Odense 2018

Cast & Crew

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

Production: Lama Films

Michal Vinik

Born in Haifa, 1976, Michal Vinik graduated the Film and Television Department at Tel-Aviv University as a scriptwriter and majored as a director in the MFA program (won 2 scholarships for excellence).
Her debut film BARASH premiered at San Sebastian film festival, and won 3 prizes in Haifa film festival. She is currently working on her second feature film  Christina's child.
Michal is teaching scriptwriting at Tel Aviv University, and Beit Berl Academic College and has writing credits in several TV projects. Her short films BAIT (2009)  and SRAK  (2011) premiered at Locarno film festival and  Sundance, and won prizes in Israel and around the world.