6.7/10 (IMDB)

Asia

1h 26m Drama
Asia
Asia

About

Winner of 3 Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival and 9 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture of the Year! Golden Globe nominee Shira Haas ("Unorthodox") stars in this powerful story about a mother-daughter relationship which celebrates the preciousness that comes out of adversity. Asia (Alena Yiv) is a single mother to 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas). Vika’s deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and to embrace and cherish their time together.

Director

Ruthy Pribar

Cast

Alena Yiv, Shira Haas, Tamir Mula, Gera Sandler

Rating

Year

2021

Country

Israel

Language

Hebrew, Russian


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "From Daniella Nowitz's muted, intimately lit lensing to the plaintive, judiciously used piano strains of Karni Postel's score, every formal element of "Asia" serves to illustrate and enrich the tricky, evolving relationship at its center..."
    - Variety
  • "Its account of the women's growing bond - a bond shaped by increasingly honest conversations - is believable and superbly acted."
    - Sunday Times
  • "Pribar's subtle movie eschews sentimentalism for a patient and inquisitive character study, mining familiar territory and rejuvenating it with emotional impact that worms its way into the material from unexpected places."
    - indieWire

Awards

  • Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Pingyao Int'l Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival

Festivals

  • Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival
  • Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival
  • Kosmorama Trondheim Int'l Film Festiva
  • Guanajuato Int'l Film Festival
  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival
  • Warsaw Film Festival
  • Amplify Film Festival