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World Cinema

Off-White Lies

Year 2011
Runtime 86 mins
Language Hebrew, English
Subtitles Hebrew language with English subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Winner of the Best Actor Award and nominated for 6 other Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Director and Screenplay, Off White Lies begins when Libi, a 13-year-old Israeli girl played by newcomer Elya Inbar, visits Northern Israel with her long-estranged father. When a Lebanese air strike forces the two into in an underground shelter, Libi learns that her father is currently “in-between apartments”. As the area starts to be evacuated, he senses an opportunity to reinvent the pair as refugees in hopes of being given new lives in Jerusalem. As her father works towards creating a new life, Libi is forced to go along with his lies while at the same time coming to grips with her own burgeoning identity.

Countries

France Israel
Awards

Festivals
Berlin Film Festival 2012, Palm Springs Film Festival 2012, Busan Film Festival 2012
Director
Maya Kenig
Producer
Yoav Roeh, Orit Zamir
Screenwriter
Maya Kenig, Dana Diment
Cinematographer
Itay Vinograd
Editor
Or Ben David
Production Design
Ido Dolev
Music
Udi Berner
Cast
Gur Bentvich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad