Valentina’s Mother

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Valentina’s Mother

Paula, a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, is pushed by her only son to move into an old people’s home. She doesn’t want to give up her home and independence and finds a young Polish woman named Valentina to stay with her and help her around. But Valentina brings back memories from Paula’s youth in Poland. Her childhood friend and neighbor, also called Valentina, had played a questionable role in Paula’s family being deported.

Festivals and Awards:

Won Best Israeli Film at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2009; UK Jewish Film Festival, 2009; New York Jewish Film Festival, 2009; Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2009; Haifa International Film Festival, 2008

Director: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky

Producer: Alexander Rechter, Shraga Bar, Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky

Production Company: INDY Film Productions

Cinematographer: Ram Shweky

Editor: Hilla Michowiz Setton

Original Soundtrack: Yossi Babliki, Boaz Cohen

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

Cast: Atel Kovneska, Silvya Drori, Yossi Ulo, Ruth Segal, Eyal Choen

Script: Ilana Weiser-Senesh, Arik Lubetzky

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא של ולנטינה

Paula, a 79-year-old Holocaust survivor, is pushed by her only son to move into an old people’s home. She doesn’t want to give up her home and independence and finds a young Polish woman named Valentina to stay with her and help her around. But Valentina brings back memories from Paula’s youth in Poland. Her childhood friend and neighbor, also called Valentina, had played a questionable role in Paula’s family being deported.

Festivals and Awards:

Won Best Israeli Film at the Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2009; UK Jewish Film Festival, 2009; New York Jewish Film Festival, 2009; Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, 2009; Haifa International Film Festival, 2008

 

Director: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky

Producer: Alexander Rechter, Shraga Bar, Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky

Production Company: INDY Film Productions

Cinematographer: Ram Shweky

Editor: Hilla Michowiz Setton

Original Soundtrack: Yossi Babliki, Boaz Cohen

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

Cast: Atel Kovneska, Silvya Drori, Yossi Ulo, Ruth Segal, Eyal Choen

Script: Ilana Weiser-Senesh, Arik Lubetzky

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: אמא של ולנטינה

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