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18th(2016)



Michal VINIK

  • Israel
  • 2015
  • 83min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Growth/Independence Romance Queer

SYNOPSIS

17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, army-enrolled sister, who, one day, disappears. As a new girl shows up at school, Barash falls deep in love for the first time, and the intensity of the experience at once confuses her and gives her life new meaning.


 
 

PROGRAM NOTE


 


 \'First love\' is the love you experience or feel for the
 first time. The very word \'first love\' makes you feel
 bittersweet in your heart. Many people treasure their
 first love in their very own way. 17-year-old BARASH
 also experiences a first love that is more intense and
 fervent than any other.
 A patriarchal father and a timid mother, a young
 brother and an older sister who goes AWOL after she
 joins the army, all that this family has in common is
 their family name, \'BARASH\'. When the older sister
 disappears, the father\'s temper grows even worse,
 and the BARASH family can feel it. Under these
 circumstances the only way for Naama to escape
 her troubled home is through deviant behavior. She
 spends her day drowning in her primitive human
 desires by smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol,
 and doing drugs. Then one day Naama falls for
 the new transfer student Dana and is confused by
 this unfamiliar feeling of love but soon follows her
 instinctual attraction. Naama spends the happy
 moments of her first love with Dana by throwing herself
 into deviance more daringly, but soon, like many other
 person going through first love, she experiences the
 pain of a broken heart after a change occurs in the
 two teenagers\' love. First loves always end, while daily
 life continues. As we see Naama walking across the
 school hallway from behind, it almost seems that she
 has grown an inch taller.
 This film reminds you of Skins and Blue Is the
 Warmest Color , and while it may seem like Barash
 is just another stereotypical LGBTQ coming-ofage
 film about an individual discovering her sexual
 identity through her first love experience, the film goes
 beyond that cliché narrative and shows the audience
 what they expect from this genre, which is the joy
 of watching the cheesy and radiant moments of a
 blooming first love and the progress of a girl slowly
 coming to realize her true self. [KIM Ji-yeon]
 

Director

  • Michal VINIKMichal VINIK

    Michal VINIK graduated from the Film and Television Department at Tel-Aviv University as a scriptwriter. She majored as a director in an MFA program, winning two scholarships for her excellence. Her short films, Bait (2009) and Srak(2011) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, and won prizes both in Israel and around the world. Her debut feature film Barash premiered at the 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival and won 3 prizes at the Haifa Film Fesetival. She is currently working on her second feature film,Christina’s Child.

Credit

  • ProducerAmir Ayelet HAREL KAIT
  • Cast Sivan Noam SHIMON Hadas Jeid SAKURI Dvir BENDAK
  • Screenwriter Michal VINIK
  • Cinematography Shay PELEG
  • Editor Joelle ALEXSIS
  • Music Dafna KEINAN
  • Sound Ronen NAGEL