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Synopsis Program Note
December 25th is a working day in Jerusalem. As Christmas day passes, Carmen, a foreign worker from South America, misses her son and family abroad, and keeps trying to reach over the phone. The conversation of tomorrow will accompany Carmen all through the day.
At home, Christmas was always a joyful holiday. But it is not the same in Israel. Carmen, who came to Israel from South America to support her family, cleans the house and does the chores for her employer as usual. She tries an international call to talk to her family but it doesn’t work. The next day, she succeeds in talking to her family over the phone, but it only deepens her sadness and solitude by overlapping with her lonely Christmas in a foreign country. This film impressively describes the life and sadness of a migrant worker through talented film editing. (CHO Hye-young)
Noa ERENBERGNoa ERENBERG
Noa Erenberg was born in I979, in kibbutz Beit Hashita. Began her studies at The Sam Spiegel Film & TV Schoo, Jerusalem in 2003. December 25th is her graduation film which was screened at the various festivals in Spain, Israel, Uruguay and India. The film was awarded the Best Fiction Film at the International Women’s Film Festival, Rehvot in 2009.