Self Made

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    Self Made

    Boreg

    Directed by

    Israel

    2014

    91 min

    • French
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew

    Drama

    SELF MADE tells the story of two women - one Israeli, the other Palestinian - who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border.

    Awards

    • Grand Jury Award - AFI Fest

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sarah Adler
    Samira Saraya
    Doraid Liddawi
    Na'ama Shoham
    Ziad Bakri
    Screenplay
    Shira Geffen
    Cinematography
    Ziv Berkovich
    Editing
    Nili Feller
    Music
    Amit Poznansky
    Sales
    WESTEND FILMS
    Production
    MOVIE PLUS PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    UNITED KING FILMS

    Press

    A charming and cerebral film about the tribulations of women's lives in Israel.

    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    Jordan Hoffman was captivated by the Kafka-esque, surrealist take on Israel and Palestine.

    Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair

    Shira Geffen’s clever identity-swap comedy subverts cliches and upends expectations…and manages to surprise at every turn. 

    Peter Debruge, Variety

    Shira Geffen

    Shira Geffen

    Israel

    What interests me is the difference between the person people think you are and who you really are, and how society uses you to be who it wants you to be.

    Shira Geffen, born in 1971 in Israel, is a playwright, director, children’s autor, and actress. She studied at the Nissan Nativ Drama Studio and has performed at the Habimah National Theater as well as at the Cameri and Khan Theaters. She was awarded on her children’s book writing a First Prize at the Haifa Childrens Drama Festival in1998 and the Hadassah Prize in 2003.

    Selected Filmography