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Asia — A Sad And Somber Israeli Film

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Ruthy Pribar’s debut feature film, Asia, which opens in theatres in Ontario on October 1, is a somber and affecting portrait of a mother and her daughter grasping for companionship, love and fulfillment. It unfolds over a short period of time in Jerusalem.

Asia (Alena Yiv) and her daughter, Vika (Shira Haas), share a modest apartment in the wooded hills of Israel’s capital. Asia’s husband has disappeared from the picture and goes mostly unmentioned. Asia, a Russian-born hospital nurse, and Vika, a student, have been fending for themselves ever since.

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