Asia – Screening the Week of October 29th!
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. Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles.
Tribeca Film Festival: Best Actress/International Narrative (Shira Haas), Cinematography/International Narrative, and Nora Ephron Prize award winner!
Jerusalem Film Festival: Best First Film, Actress (Alena Yiv), and Cinematography award winner!
Boulder International Film Festival: Best Feature Film award winner!
“Asia is powerful, engrossing and profoundly human.” (NYC Movie Guru)
“immensely moving…Asia is Pribar’s feature-length directorial debut, but it evinces an old hand’s confidence.” (Slant)
“stars a mesmerising Shira Haas…As her mother, Asia, Alena Yiv is superb” (The Guardian)
“a hypnotizing performance by Shira Haas” (IndieWire)
*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!