Honor thy Father and thy Mother, Damn It!

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Honor thy Father and thy Mother, Damn It!

Ever since they can remember, Dasha (22) and Natasha (21), have felt unrelated, not belonging to anyone or any place. The difficult relationship between their parents in the Ukraine tore up the family. One day, without warning, their father decided to take them to Israel, along with his new wife. The girls were separated from their mother and her existence was hidden from them since. Even in Israel, as they matured, they felt like strangers, wandering between boarding schools and foster families. They knew nothing about their mother and never heard a word of love or longing.

After 16 years, following their father’s death, the girls yearn to fill the empty space in their hearts, and reunite with their mother. But it is a strangers’ rendezvous. The emotional detachment has built a wall between them. The empty space will not be easily filled. For 3 years, the film follows the belated relationship between mother and daughters, raising questions about parenthood and the patterns parents pass on to their children. Most of all, this is a film about the human need for an emotional core, a family.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

Director: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Producer: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Production Company: Rahmilevich Production

Cinematographer: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Editor: Alexandra Rahmilevich, Reuven Brodsky

Original Soundtrack: Tom Gefen

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu

Script: Alexandra Rahmilevich, Sari Ezouz Berger

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: !כבד את אביך ואת אמך, בלאט

Ever since they can remember, Dasha (22) and Natasha (21), have felt unrelated, not belonging to anyone or any place. The difficult relationship between their parents in the Ukraine tore up the family. One day, without warning, their father decided to take them to Israel, along with his new wife. The girls were separated from their mother and her existence was hidden from them since. Even in Israel, as they matured, they felt like strangers, wandering between boarding schools and foster families. They knew nothing about their mother and never heard a word of love or longing.

After 16 years, following their father’s death, the girls yearn to fill the empty space in their hearts, and reunite with their mother. But it is a strangers’ rendezvous. The emotional detachment has built a wall between them. The empty space will not be easily filled. For 3 years, the film follows the belated relationship between mother and daughters, raising questions about parenthood and the patterns parents pass on to their children. Most of all, this is a film about the human need for an emotional core, a family.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2014

 

Director: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Producer: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Production Company: Rahmilevich Production

Cinematographer: Alexandra Rahmilevich

Editor: Alexandra Rahmilevich, Reuven Brodsky

Original Soundtrack: Tom Gefen

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Docu

Script: Alexandra Rahmilevich, Sari Ezouz Berger

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: !כבד את אביך ואת אמך, בלאט

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