The Beetle

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The Beetle

Yishai Orian, the director of the movie and the owner of an old Volkswagen Beetle, is about to become a father. His mechanic says that the car will not last long, while his wife complains that the car is not suitable for driving a baby. Trying to keep his beloved car, Yishai goes on a journey that begins with the previous owners of the old Beetle, continues to Jordan to renovate the old car, and ends with the birth of his first born. The exciting, funny, sad, and intimate memories of the Beetle’s previous owners blend with the director’s personal story.

Festivals and Awards:

Nominated for the Israeli Oscar Awards for Best Documentary, 2008; Grand Prix Award - Crossroads of Europe Int'l Film Festival in Lublin, Poland, 2009;  Audience Top Ten Laurel Choice, HotDocs International Film Festival, Canada, 2008; Second Award, Rodos Ecofilms Int'l Film Festival, 2009; Opening Film of DocAviv Int'l Film Festival, Israel, 2008; Taiwan Int’l Film Festival, 2008;  Hamptons Int’l Film Festival, USA, 2008 ; EBS Int’l Film Festival, Korea, 2008; Opening Film of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2008; UK Jewish Film Festival, UK, 2008

Director: Yishai Orian

Producer: Yishai Orian

Cinematographer: Yair Sagi

Editor: Shiri Borchard

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

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: החיפושית

Yishai Orian, the director of the movie and the owner of an old Volkswagen Beetle, is about to become a father. His mechanic says that the car will not last long, while his wife complains that the car is not suitable for driving a baby. Trying to keep his beloved car, Yishai goes on a journey that begins with the previous owners of the old Beetle, continues to Jordan to renovate the old car, and ends with the birth of his first born. The exciting, funny, sad, and intimate memories of the Beetle’s previous owners blend with the director’s personal story.

Festivals and Awards:

Nominated for the Israeli Oscar Awards for Best Documentary, 2008; Grand Prix Award - Crossroads of Europe Int'l Film Festival in Lublin, Poland, 2009;  Audience Top Ten Laurel Choice, HotDocs International Film Festival, Canada, 2008; Second Award, Rodos Ecofilms Int'l Film Festival, 2009; Opening Film of DocAviv Int'l Film Festival, Israel, 2008; Taiwan Int’l Film Festival, 2008;  Hamptons Int’l Film Festival, USA, 2008 ; EBS Int’l Film Festival, Korea, 2008; Opening Film of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2008; UK Jewish Film Festival, UK, 2008

Director: Yishai Orian

Producer: Yishai Orian

Cinematographer: Yair Sagi

Editor: Shiri Borchard

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

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: החיפושית

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