My Own Daughter

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My Own Daughter

Sivan, a 22-year-old ex Kibbutz member, lives in Tel-Aviv and works in a small Laundromat. She leads a seemingly ordinary life, but Sivan is caught between the reality of her everyday life and her past, which consists of love, confusion, and the unbearable pain caused by her father, who sexually molested her. The reality of what she experienced afflicts her again and again, while the institutions she approaches for help aren’t sensitive to her needs.  Her Kibbutz hides behind a wall of impenetrable silence, the police and legal system are indifferent to what happened, and even her own family doesn’t know how to react. With unusual grit, Sivan and her family break the silence, fight back and contend with the past.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International  Film Festival, Israel, 1998; Israfest, USA, 1999

Director: Muli Landesman

Producer: Muli Landesman, Zlil Landesman

Production Company: Sadot Productions

Cinematographer: Zlil Landesman

Editor: Simona Hanoch

Original Soundtrack: Israel Brite

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli Film Center

Co-Production: United Studios of Herzliya

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בתי את

Sivan, a 22-year-old ex Kibbutz member, lives in Tel-Aviv and works in a small Laundromat. She leads a seemingly ordinary life, but Sivan is caught between the reality of her everyday life and her past, which consists of love, confusion, and the unbearable pain caused by her father, who sexually molested her. The reality of what she experienced afflicts her again and again, while the institutions she approaches for help aren’t sensitive to her needs.  Her Kibbutz hides behind a wall of impenetrable silence, the police and legal system are indifferent to what happened, and even her own family doesn’t know how to react. With unusual grit, Sivan and her family break the silence, fight back and contend with the past.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International  Film Festival, Israel, 1998; Israfest, USA, 1999

Director: Muli Landesman

Producer: Muli Landesman, Zlil Landesman

Production Company: Sadot Productions

Cinematographer: Zlil Landesman

Editor: Simona Hanoch

Original Soundtrack: Israel Brite

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli Film Center

Co-Production: United Studios of Herzliya

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: בתי את

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