Virgins

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Virgins (Vierges)

Directed by Keren Ben Rafael

  • France, Israel, Belgium 2018; 90 min
  • Original version: Hebrew
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film (Joy Rieger) - Tribeca FF

Synopsis

Teenage Lana whiles away the hours in her hometown Kiryat Yam, a run-down beachside community on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. She hangs out with a trio of shiftless boys, keeps an eye on her precocious cousin Tamar, and dreams up an impending move to Tel Aviv, all while waiting for the moment when her mother’s café finally bankrupts her family. But the sudden arrival of an attractive writer, Tchipi, may present solution for both boredom and bottom lines: He spins a local myth into a news report of a mermaid sighting offshore—bringing people back to the city’s beaches. Now, the locals just need to turn this mermaid mania into an event big enough to bring hope and excitement back into their lives.

Production

  • AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS

     

  • FRAKAS PRODUCTIONS

     

  • UNITED KING FILMS

     

  • ARTZA PRODUCTIONS

     

International Sales

  • PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL