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Monday 14 June

10:00am, 6.30pm

Directed by Evgeny Ruman


88 mins

Russian & Hebrew/subtitles

Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of Soviet film dubbing for decades. All the western movies that reached Soviet screens were dubbed by them.

In 1990, with the collapse of Soviet Union, the Frenkels decided to do Aliyah – immigrate to Israel, just like hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews. There’s no need in Israel for Russian speaking dubbing artists. Victor’s and Raya’s attempts to use their talent will cause bizarre and unexpected events during their first months in Israel and turn the beginning of the new chapter of their life into an amusing, painful, and absurd experience.

An original, unusual and quite disarming film about the immigrant experience. – David Stratton, The Australian

Warm and engaging… finds its own nice again and again. – Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground