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Self Made

Michal is a renowned Jerusalem artist. One morning, her bed breaks, she falls, and consequently loses her memory. She orders a new bed and discovers that a screw is missing. She complains to the furniture factory, leading to the dismissal of Nadine, a young Palestinian woman, who works packing screws into plastic bags.

This event signals a point of no return for both women until their fates cross again at a border checkpoint. A soldier’s mistake sends Michal to Nadine’s refugee camp and Nadine to Michal’s home in Jerusalem. The switch leads them to discover their innermost desires, the ones they could not access in their previous lives.

Festivals and Awards:

Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival, France, 2014; Another view at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2014; Warsaw Film Festival - the Free Spirit Competition, Poland, 2014

Director: Shira Geffen

Producer: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Production Company: MoviePlus, United King

Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich

Editor: Nili Feller

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Claude, Daniel Meir

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Israel Film Fund, Channel 10, Jerusalem Fund, Pais, United King, MoviePlus, Westend

Cast: Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya, Dorid Lidawi, Ziad Bakri, Naama Shoham

Script: Shira Geffen

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: בורג

Michal is a renowned Jerusalem artist. One morning, her bed breaks, she falls, and consequently loses her memory. She orders a new bed and discovers that a screw is missing. She complains to the furniture factory, leading to the dismissal of Nadine, a young Palestinian woman, who works packing screws into plastic bags.

This event signals a point of no return for both women until their fates cross again at a border checkpoint. A soldier’s mistake sends Michal to Nadine’s refugee camp and Nadine to Michal’s home in Jerusalem. The switch leads them to discover their innermost desires, the ones they could not access in their previous lives.

Festivals and Awards:

Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival, France, 2014; Another view at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2014; Warsaw Film Festival - the Free Spirit Competition, Poland, 2014

Director: Shira Geffen

Producer: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Production Company: MoviePlus, United King

Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich

Editor: Nili Feller

Soundtrack Editor: Alex Claude, Daniel Meir

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Israel Film Fund, Channel 10, Jerusalem Fund, Pais, United King, MoviePlus, Westend

Cast: Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya, Dorid Lidawi, Ziad Bakri, Naama Shoham

Script: Shira Geffen

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: בורג

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