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Releases June 11, 2021
Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. ... See full summary »

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Ruthy Pribar

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Ruthy Pribar
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Alena Yiv ... Asia
Shira Haas ... Vika
Tamir Mula ... Gabi
Gera Sandler ... Stas
Eden Halili ... Natalie
Or Barak ... Roy
Nadia Tichonova Nadia Tichonova ... Valentina
Mirna Fridman Mirna Fridman ... Rose
Tatiana Machlinovski ... Lena
Evgeny Tarlatzky Evgeny Tarlatzky ... Boris
Eran Ivanir
Matanya Bar-Shalom Matanya Bar-Shalom
Andrey Bar Andrey Bar
Liran David ... Tomer the bartender
Ruth Farhi ... Patient
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Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skate-park with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika's health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika's illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.

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Official submission of Israel for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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Compelling; Superb acting
18 November 2020 | by jeffsultanofSee all my reviews

Asia is a nurse who is having an affair with a married doctor; her daughter Vika is a teenager who wants a relationship, but is put off by the immaturity of the boy's she and her friends hang out with. From barely acknowledging each other (Asia, left Russia and her daughter's father, who apparently was no bargain), Asia takes care of Vika as the girl's health deteriorates, and they grow closer. Her illness is never mentioned, but it looks like ALS.

It is no wonder this film has achieved such notoriety. A favorite at Sundance, and Israel's submission for an Academy Award, this is an insightful and moving experience. The acting of the two women is simply incredible. Alena Yiv (Asia) is a writer, actor and director; Shira Haas has many fans for her work in the Netflix mini-series "Unorthodox."

It is a movie I want to see again.


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Israel

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Hebrew | Russian

Release Date:

11 June 2021 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207
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