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Time Out says

To their great credit, husband-wife duo Keret and Geffen’s quirky tangle of Tel-Aviv tales avoids the affectations that might have sunk it. Just parted from her boyfriend and neglected by her self-absorbed parents, twentysomething Batya finds a strange, silent five-year-old girl on the beach; honeymooning in a local hotel having broken her leg, Keren and husband Michael meet an enigmatic female guest; while Filipina caregiver Joy, missing her small son back home, struggles to communicate with her grouchy German charge. With the sea a recurring image, these intertwining, tragic-comic stories of characters adrift are buoyed by moments of magical realism, all the more effective for washing up matter-of-factly in the pleasantly whimsical tide. Only occasionally drifting into cliché, this is keenly constructed, visually astute work, which scooped the Caméra d’Or at Cannes.
Written by Nick Funnell

Cast and crew

  • Director:Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen
  • Cast:
    • Sarah Adler
    • Nikol Leidman
    • Gera Sandler
    • Noa Knoller
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