Thriller-Drama, Germany/Israel, 2017
HD – Color – 104 min. – Dolby SRD

A German – Israeli Coproduction between: PALLAS FILM und INOSAN PRODUCTIONS

supported by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

Distribution: Neue Visionen

Author: Veronica Kedar

Director: Veronica Kedar

Producers: Thanassis Karathanos und Moshe Danon

In a perfect world, Lily would have grown up with a loving father, a caring mother, a sane sister and a brother who wasn’t madly in love with her… But you can’t always get what you want… and Lily finds herself in her living room, staring at four dead bodies.

She goes to her therapist after hours, to confess and make sense of this confusing day. But Lily’s therapist isn’t home. Her teenage, judgmental, insensitive daughter is. Lily finds herself once more, locked in a battle of wills for some serious adult attention.

„Family“ is the portrait of every family, if it’s being taken in the dark.

„There’s no way to deal with a broken home, but laugh about it or write it as bloody as possible. This film has been my vision for years, and I just would like to get it out of my system already. This film puts us on the side of a girl who must kill her family to be free. The only way this young photgrapher can finally get the family picture she’s been praying for, for years – is if she shoots them all dead first.“ – Veronica Kedar, director

Actor / Actress: Role:
Veronica Kedar Lily Brook
Eli Danker Dad
Evgenia Dodina Mom
Hen Yanni Smadar Brook
Arie Hasfari Adam Brook
Tommy Baremboem Talia

Productionmanager: Marc Wächter

Director of Photography: Christian Huck

Editing: Veronica Kedar

Sound: Johannes Hampel

Sound Design: Claus Störmer

Costumes: Ofir Hazan

Make Up: Hila Elkayam, Jana Schulze

Art Direction: Yoel Herzberg, Tanja Arlt

Composer: Daphna Keenan

world premiere
15. July 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel

German release
30. November 2017 B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Frankfurt a.M.

Awards & Nomination
* The Jerusalem Foundation Award for Best Original Score at the Jerusalem FF, 2017
* Post-Production Award, Haifa Intl. Film Festival, 2016
* Best Screenplay, Jerusalem Intl. Film Lab, 2013
* Awards for Best Director & Best Music at ImagineIndia International FF, Spain 2018
* Nominated for 3 Israeli Academy Awards ImagineIndia IFF 2018
* Nominated for 4 awards (Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography) at Raindance FF, UK 2018
* Best Feature of the head trip section at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, USA 2018

Israeli cinema day, Israel (Sept 2017)
Jerusalem IFF, Israel
Warsaw IFF, Poland
PÖFF-Tallinn Black Nights FF, Estonia
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Germany
Utopia FF, Israel
Imagine FF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ImagineIndia IFF, Madrid, Spain
Fantaspoa- International Fanatstic Film Festival, Brazil
Raindance Film Festival, UK
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, US
MoMA-The Museum of Modern Art, US / screening & discussion
Beloit International Film Festival, US
Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, US
Insólito Festival de Cine, Peru