OFF WHITE LIES

Directed by Maya Kenig
  • Israel / 
  • 2011 / 
  • Hebrew & English with English subtitles / 
  • 86 min
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"Charming...full of wit, [and] sex appeal! Vibrant with juicy young cinema."
– Yair Raveh, Cinemascope
"A fast-paced, heart warming debut - a story that's as funny as it is moving."
– Mara Klein, Nisimazine

Synopsis

After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is 'in-between apartments' (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads - they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a 'normal' household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she's been fed since childhood.

  • Director and Cast

  • Genres

    • Adolescence/Coming of Age
    • Comedy
    • High School Appropriate
    • Jewish
    • Middle Eastern
    • Women Directors
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Customer Reviews


Robert - Bellevue,WA - Customer Review
I throughly enjoyed the film. While I do not approve of the father's behavior or lifestyle, it is a fact of life in many countries today and this film is definitely a breath of fresh air from the Israeli film industry. A light comedy about life, imagine that!


o - Customer Review
jovial dad who is a failure at everything lies and cheats while smiling at the world and at and with his young, estranged daughter. already gave my copy away.


JeffinSeattle - Customer Review
Boring story of irresponsible man freeloading his way through life with lies, all the while dragging his reluctant daughter along. I actually fell asleep halfway through.

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Shaul (Gur Bentvich) and Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Shaul (Gur Bentvich) and Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Shaul (Gur Bentvich) and Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Shaul (Gur Bentvich) and Libby (Elya Inbar)
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Director Maya Kenig
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