Off White Lies
About The Film
A deadbeat Israeli inventor and his estranged teenage daughter try to reconcile their differences in OFF WHITE LIES, a delicate blend of poignant coming-of-age drama and offbeat situation comedy.
After years living in California with her mother and stepfather, sharp-witted but introverted 13-year-old Libi (newcomer Elya Inbar) returns to Israel to spend time with her unemployed and homeless father Shaul (Gur Bentvich). With the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, Shaul devises a scheme to put a roof over their heads by posing as war refugees until they are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. As the masquerade wears thin, the bemusing circumstances give way to a bourgeoning father-daughter bond forged by a shared talent for telling “off white lies.”
Written and directed by fresh talent Maya Kenig, OFF WHITE LIES won the Best Actor Award and was nominated for six other Israeli Ophirs including Best Film, Director and Screenplay.
Film DetailsDirector: Maya Kenig
Language: English, Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time: 86 min.
Subjects: Israeli, Teens/Education