Red Cow

Red Cow

פרה אדומה

Benny is different from everyone around her. She's a girl with a boy's name, An only child, who lost her mother at child birth. She grew up alone with her fundamentalist father in a Jewish... More
1h30m Israel 2018
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Tags
Lesbian Romance Coming-of-Age Middle-East Movies

Synopsis

Benny is different from everyone around her. She's a girl with a boy's name, An only child, who lost her mother at child birth. She grew up alone with her fundamentalist father in a Jewish settlement stuck in the heart of the Muslim east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. At 17 she finds herself in conflict with all the truths she used to take for granted. As her father becomes more and more obsessed with the red heifer that he believes would bring salvation, Benny drifts further away and into the arms of Yael, a new young woman in her life.

Red Cow is a personal and moving tale by Tsivia Barkai Yacov, delicately told thru the performance of Avigayil Koevary, Gal Toren and Moran Rosenblatt.

"Relates the difficulties of being a young woman in a devout patriarchal system, while also relaying the complexity of burgeoning female desire and spinning a complicated queer romance."-Sarah Ward, Screen International

Details

Country
Israel
Language
Hebrew
Director
Tsivia Barkai Yacov
Cast
Avigayil KoevaryGal TorenMoran Rosenblatt
Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2018, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival 2019, Jerusalem Film Festival 2018 - Best Actress, Best Israeli Feature, Best Israeli Debut Film, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2018 - 4 Nominations including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress
Review
An intriguing tale of forbidden first love

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