The King of Börek

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The King of Börek

The film follows the rise and fall of the Alkolombris – a proud family of Bulgarian bakers that immigrated to the newborn state of Israel, introducing to its residents their famous Bourekas pastry. Their success was rapid, and the family bakery in Jaffa soon became a well-known establishment, drawing crowds from all over the country. This led to the first franchised food chain in Israel – “Sammy Bourekas & Sons”. Run by the younger generation, Sammy’s two sons and son-in-law, bakeries selling Bourekas popped up all over Israel. Money started to flow, accompanied by an extravagant lifestyle and celebrity-packed parties with Israeli high-society: politicians, soccer players, actors and models. They even opened an automated Bourekas factory. But as the rival siblings began to clash, jealousy, honor and greed began to tear down the family empire.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2018

Director: Orit Ofir Ronell

Producer: Yoram Ivry, David Noy

Production Company: Cinemax Prod.

Cinematographer: David Zarif

Editor: Tor Ben-mayor

Soundtrack Editor: Itzik Cohen

Original Soundtrack: Kobi Vitman

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Reshet 13

Colourist: Aharon Peer

Visual Effects: Eran Muskatel

Script: Orit Ofir Ronell

Distributor: Cinemax Prod.

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סרט בורקס

The film follows the rise and fall of the Alkolombris – a proud family of Bulgarian bakers that immigrated to the newborn state of Israel, introducing to its residents their famous Bourekas pastry. Their success was rapid, and the family bakery in Jaffa soon became a well-known establishment, drawing crowds from all over the country. This led to the first franchised food chain in Israel – “Sammy Bourekas & Sons”. Run by the younger generation, Sammy’s two sons and son-in-law, bakeries selling Bourekas popped up all over Israel. Money started to flow, accompanied by an extravagant lifestyle and celebrity-packed parties with Israeli high-society: politicians, soccer players, actors and models. They even opened an automated Bourekas factory. But as the rival siblings began to clash, jealousy, honor and greed began to tear down the family empire.

Festivals and Awards:

Docaviv, Tel-Aviv Israel, 2018

 

Director: Orit Ofir Ronell

Producer: Yoram Ivry, David Noy

Production Company: Cinemax Prod.

Cinematographer: David Zarif

Editor: Tor Ben-mayor

Soundtrack Editor: Itzik Cohen

Original Soundtrack: Kobi Vitman

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Reshet 13

Colourist: Aharon Peer

Visual Effects: Eran Muskatel

Script: Orit Ofir Ronell

Distributor: Cinemax Prod.

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סרט בורקס

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